Upload my site content
Note: This is the third part of manually migrating a WordPress site to your Pro Managed WordPress account. If you don't have a Pro Managed WordPress account, you can learn more about them here.
|Part 1: Copy the wp-content folder||Part 2: Make an SQL dump file|
|Part 3: Upload the site content||Part 4: Update the site database|
|Part 5: Change the table prefixes||Part 6: Make final edits|
The next step in manually migrating a WordPress site to your Pro Managed WordPress account: Add a new Pro Managed WordPress site to the account, log in to the site via sFTP, and upload everything in the wp-content folder you copied in Part 1. Give yourself 10-20 minutes to complete this section.
- Add a site to your Pro Managed WordPress account. However, when you do this, note these steps to follow:
- When you're asked if you want to build a brand new site or if you want to migrate an existing site, choose I'm building a brand new site.
- When you see the successful installation message, select Go to Dashboard, and continue with the next step in this article.
- Click the three-dot icon for the new site and select Settings.
- Start with Step 4 of the procedure for setting up SSH access, and copy your Hostname, Username, and Password credentials at the end.
- Start your FTP client application (we'll use Filezilla throughout this example) and enter your SSH credentials: Host (use your Hostname here), Username, and Password, and enter 22 for the Port.
- Click Quickconnect. If you see an "unknown host key" dialog box, click OK.
- In the Local site side, browse to the wp-content folder you copied in Copy my wp-content folder.
- In the Remote site side, type /var/www/wp-content and press Enter. Your FileZilla screen should look something like this:
- In the Local site side, select all files and folders except for the top folder and drag them over to the Remote site.
- Select Overwrite and then click OK. FileZilla starts copying files, which could take a few minutes. Wait until this task is done before you go to the next part.
Note: Don't copy the entire wp-content folder - we don't want to overwrite the mu-plugins directory in the Remote site. If you accidentally do this... no harm done yet, but you need to start this part again from the beginning.
- Part 4: Update the site database