Migrate WordPress Site From Subdomain To Replace Production Site


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To migrate WordPress from a subdomain to replace a live site takes one little trick. That is to make sure once you turn maintenance mode on in the live site that you transfer WordPress as quickly as possible.

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45 Comments
  • Stedmister
    Posted at 04:46h, 05 February

    I installed all in one wp migration- is the process the same, right now the .ht access file points to the subdomain, i'd like to copy the site to our root so then i can use the sub as a staging site

  • Mike Riccardi
    Posted at 06:55h, 10 February

    Thanks for posting this. Nice walk through and seems like a great tool.

  • Eric Baker
    Posted at 04:53h, 12 February

    Hi,

    If I have a folder with other domains in my public_html files, will this be an issue? Should I leave them and delete all the files from the old site? Or do I need to delete my other domain folders?

    Thank you for the great tutorial!!!!

  • TRM
    Posted at 08:54h, 19 February

    Man you're a wp-rockstar! Just a quick tip from my side – I think you need a professional photo for your thumbnails. You're videos deserve 10 times more views.

    Really well done!

    Keep up the good work!

  • TopDrawTips
    Posted at 15:36h, 23 February

    Hi, I had created an awesome website for a client in a sub-folder on his hosting, was really sweating on transferring mine over. It all went exactly as shown in the video! Thank-you so much!

  • Janeen Koch
    Posted at 19:39h, 24 February

    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but will this work if the current site is not using wordpress? The new site on the subdomain is using wordpress.

  • Shayne Billey
    Posted at 06:21h, 25 February

    Thanks for the tutorial! I will be switching my subdomain to the main one soon (hopefully!!!). One section of the tutorial I didn't quite understand was the admin login to finalize the process. Do I use my admin credentials that I set up on the subdomain or do I have to use the credentials that are there by default? Also, if I use the ones put there by default, will my original admin profiles be on the new domain? I have a few admins who have contributed to the build.

  • Mongezi Buthelezi
    Posted at 22:47h, 09 March

    By far the best tutorial on migrating wordpress from a subdomain. Thank you!!!!

  • Dror Kashi
    Posted at 10:17h, 13 March

    Thank you so much! really helpful video.
    Do you know if changing the database will affect SEO ranking?
    I built a new website on the sub domain (same content- different theme and design) and now when I've changed the database I thought maybe it will affect the site's ranking.
    Thanks again!

  • Ludmila Disa
    Posted at 03:04h, 15 March

    Best method, best tutorial, best channel hahah THANK YOU MAN

  • Shuvojit Dattaroy
    Posted at 13:42h, 25 March

    Just Fantastic…..

  • Shuvojit Dattaroy
    Posted at 14:07h, 25 March

    php fails : Zip Archived Failed….Went to Php pear packages installed…still shwing

  • Jourdan Card
    Posted at 20:02h, 04 April

    I'm getting an internal server error at the very last step (step 4) to log in. I'm using my credentials from the transfer site. What could be causing this?

  • Amanda Aldridge
    Posted at 22:54h, 22 May

    How would I do this without the plugin? The current live site is just PHP and HTML. I'm trying to figure out how to build new content and replace the old pages.

  • adamfilip
    Posted at 15:29h, 23 May

    This was perhaps the most helpful youtube video i have ever watched. thank you so much.. worked like a charm

  • Ramarao B
    Posted at 09:37h, 25 May

    Can I move my subdomain wp site to live non WordPress domain with this plugin?

  • Gilles Saindon
    Posted at 14:42h, 14 June

    I followed word for word. The instructions worked perfectly!

  • Paul Griffin
    Posted at 10:14h, 19 June

    When I added the index.html file, I got a 'Not Found' warning as the index.php was not found. Should this happen?

  • Paul Griffin
    Posted at 10:51h, 19 June

    Is there a way of keeping your subdomain still active so you can view both sites side-by side? I found once I have moved everything it broke the subdomain site.

  • SynthPimp
    Posted at 09:15h, 25 June

    Is it necessary to create a new database?

  • Rocio Barrios
    Posted at 22:03h, 25 June

    hI! I cant do the package becouse an error "The server interrupted de construction". What can i do? Try with the installation on two parts? Thks

  • Steve Ogola
    Posted at 17:30h, 03 July

    Great work!!

  • Cheesy Smiles
    Posted at 11:14h, 05 July

    I followed this step by step, but the wp-admin page doesnt show – it shows a error page could not be found – so cant login to the dashboard/admin side… any thoughts?

  • pernilleheartsushi
    Posted at 22:21h, 05 July

    It helped me a lot, thank you!

  • SanderBennink
    Posted at 21:31h, 06 July

    Worked great, thanks! Is there any way to still login to the admin of the old site (that is now placed in the oldsite folder)? I need to check the paid plugin details

  • Heather Weir
    Posted at 21:09h, 10 July

    Thank you sooo much! You explained every step so clearly and it worked perfectly!

  • laptop reviews
    Posted at 12:13h, 13 August

    Hi this is vijay, I have created a website for my client in a subdomain and my subdomain is in hostgator. I need to transfer the site to the godaddy hosting where the actual domain of my client exists. Its a live site already and, I need transfer my new wordpress design to the existing one. I think existing one is not a wordpress site. Need your help.

  • Lorraine R
    Posted at 19:51h, 16 August

    You saved my life, had no idea how to do this and now the new website is up and running thanks to you!!

  • Inet Kemp
    Posted at 16:24h, 24 August

    Have been postponing this for 8 months. Got a quote for $200 to get this done for me and then decided to try it myself with your help. Your video is just great thank you so much! – I successfully migrated!

  • Malcolm Maxwell
    Posted at 06:35h, 27 August

    I changed hosting company and I had subdomains with my hosting. How do I movethe subdomain from my old hosting company to my new hosting company. The files are in the file manager

  • Quentin McKay
    Posted at 09:21h, 30 August

    What am I missing? Is there a reason to use Duplicator's 100 step method over All-in-One WP Migration's 3 step method? Seems to do the same thing muuuch faster? Cheers for the video anyway!

  • Irfan Siddiqui
    Posted at 10:43h, 01 September

    Superb tutorial. Immediately subscribed for future hacks! While installing I was stuck on step-4 when it ask to click login. When clicking the button I was seeing 403 error. I was scared. But then tried login manually and it worked.

  • Wasif Muhammad
    Posted at 10:25h, 12 September

    hey. i am having issue. some of my background images are not being shown on live website. i have done what you told me to do in this video. please help me with this..

  • Alan Kassis
    Posted at 03:13h, 13 September

    Awesome tutorial. Most videos I watched just transferred from the local host to a fresh server with nothing in it! I was updating an existing site so this was exactly what I was looking for.

  • Christian Calero
    Posted at 23:25h, 14 September

    It's an awesome tutorial, but I have a couple of questions.

    1. Would it be exactly the same steps if i migrate from local to Replace Production Site? or should i be aware of something?

    2. If All-in-one Wp plugin is used, from which steps should i follow this video?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Posted at 04:42h, 24 September

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  • Col832
    Posted at 11:23h, 01 October

    Not sure how but this plugin deleted everything from my subdomain folder when it has done the backup. Leaving me with just the admin, content and snapshot folders left in my subdomain folder. I don't recommend this plugin or using the method in this video.

  • Rene C
    Posted at 01:37h, 03 October

    You just saved me $25 by not having to hire someone on upwork. THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  • Kashia Iwanowicz
    Posted at 01:31h, 10 October

    Great help! You are a star! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this video!!

  • Desh Bro
    Posted at 11:09h, 24 October

    Zip Archive Enabled Fail
    plz help me

  • Mafr0
    Posted at 15:46h, 30 October

    Thanks so much!

  • Leah Jeffery
    Posted at 15:48h, 03 November

    This was sooooo helpful and easy to follow. Thank you!!

  • Jennifer Watson
    Posted at 18:40h, 05 November

    This is a great tutorial! Just what i needed. Thank you

  • Lanre Coke
    Posted at 19:34h, 21 November

    Great tutorial. Very concise. Thanks again. 6 stars I give this

  • xxcakeordeathxx
    Posted at 21:46h, 25 November

    Question. After I migrated. My staging site is now blank and there are no files in there. I didn't delete them. How can I get them back?