It can be difficult to migrate WordPress websites.
You’re probably like me. The fun part about building websites is designing beautiful designs and making them come to life.
Avoiding phpMyAdmin or manipulating SQL databases.
There are many tools available that will help you migrate your entire website in just a few simple clicks.
Today, full migrations are simple.
It’s not so simple when it comes to the Migration of partial websites.
To ensure that your data is successfully copied, you will need to use specialized tools and fine-tune the process.
What’s the good news?
Some tools are available to make partial migrations go much more smoothly.
This article will explain what these tools do and how to use them to transfer content from one WordPress website to another.
Let’s get started!
This Review will provide you with a detailed description of the product.
- What does a partial migration of a website mean?
- The best tools to migrate content from one WordPress website to another
- Can WordPress databases be combined?
- Final Thoughts
What is partial website migration?
The partial Migration of a website means that you will only export a portion of your content.
You could be:
- Blog posts
- Media Library Images
- Posts with custom designs
- Advanced Custom Fields
- WooCommerce customers
- WooCommerce products
- WooCommerce Orders
Or, a combination.
How do I migrate Everything from one website to another one?
Full Migration is the term used to describe a website clone.
It is usually much easier than partial Migration and only requires a few mouse clicks.
We recommend the following plugins for backup and Migration:
- All-In-One WP Migration
- WP Migration DB Pro
In this article, we will only be looking at partial migrations.
What are the best tools to migrate content from one WordPress website to another?
WP All Import
WP All Import claims that it is the best import-export plugin for WordPress & WooCommerce. You can’t argue with this.
You can export any post from your site into a CSV file or XML.
The data can be edited (if desired) and imported onto your new website.
There’s no other tool that comes close to it.
It supports native WordPress content and users, ACF Toolset WooCommerce Gravity Forms, popular SEO plugins like Yoast & Rank Mathematics, and many more.
WP All Import is like having superpowers. It has saved me easily tens or even hundreds of hours in some projects.
Create an Export using WP All Import.
After installing the WP All Export Plugin, you will see a new item in your WP Admin Navigation.
You can choose to export certain things from your site by clicking “New Export.”
The type of content that you want to migrate will determine the next step.
In order to follow this tutorial, I will export all of my Posts.
You can filter the posts that are shipped.
You may only want to see posts that are older than a certain date or have been written by a particular author.
Click “Migrate Posts,” and you will have an export ready in seconds.
You can customize the export file if you wish.
Drag-and-drop allows you to select which fields or parameters are included.
In this example, I have selected to include all fields. This will grab the entire post, including all content, images, attached data, author information, Rank Math settings, and ACF metadata.
The last step to complete your export is to choose when you would like it to run.
It can be run only once for a straightforward migration. You also have the option to schedule your export.
It’s great if, for instance, you want to export all of your WooCommerce orders to a weekly spreadsheet.
You can download your exported data as either a CSV file or a bundle.
Download your data as CSV to edit the fields quickly from within a spreadsheet editor.
Check the CSV rows as well to ensure everything looks good.
Downloading the export file as a package is best if you only plan to import it into another website.
Importing your content
You can now import the file you exported from your original site onto your second website.
Download the WP All Import plugin first.
Install any WP All Import Add-ons that you need to ensure everything maps correctly.
You can run a new import from the WP admin nav. Upload the export file you created in step 1.
It will show you the rows you are importing once it has been uploaded.
This is another chance to ensure that everything looks great.
It’s finally time to map out your fields.