Looking to migrate your WordPress website? In this course, instructor Joe Dolson shows you how, detailing what it takes to move your WordPress site from one location to another by duplicating and resetting your database. Joe shares what you need to do to prepare your site for migration, including how to change protocols, domains, and hosts. He highlights key tools—such as the WordPress command-line interface (WP-CLI) and File Transfer Protocol (FTP)—that can help your migration run smoothly. Plus, he goes over a variety of different plugins you can use to handle migration, including Duplicator and Migrate Guru. To wrap up, Joe shares solutions to common problems that can crop up during the WordPress migration process.
- [Joe] Migrating a WordPress website, whether you're changing domains or moving between hosts, should be a painless process. As your WordPress website outgrows your current hosting, you may find frustrations, the slow site or limited resources. I'll teach you all of the basic technologies for moving sites, what needs to change in WordPress for your transition to be successful, and the great tools that make migration a breeze. I'll introduce FTP, the command line and MySQL. Then dive into great tools for relocating WordPress sites like Duplicator, WP Migrate to DB Pro and Migrate Guru. I'm Joe Dolson and I've been a WordPress developer and accessibility consultant since 2006. As a WordPress core committer and a leader on the WordPress accessibility team, I'm one of the many people who help build the software you're working with. If you're ready to dive in and learn how to move your WordPress website, then let's get started with my LinkedIn learning course on migrating WordPress.