9 Best WordPress Migration Plugins (Free to use and move your WP Sites)
By Aslam Saah
There are many free WordPress plugins that you can use to move your WP sites from another host to a host. However, using the best will save your time and help you successfully migrate.
As we know, the migration of a website is not an easy process. If you lost a folder or a file related to the website, then the site will not be ranked higher in search engines. Migration is done by a user when the site is moved from one hosting to another hosting service provider.
While migrating your website, everything should be migrated such as database, plugins, themes, contents, files, and folders, etc.,
Before taking the migration process, the user should take a backup of the website for emergency purposes.
To migrate your WordPress site, WordPress Migration plugins are the best and it can be done with very easy steps.
In this article, we have shown you the 5 Best Free WordPress Migration Plugins for the migration of your WordPress sites with their Pros and Cons.
Best Free WordPress Migration Plugin
Jetpack is a powerful plugin that is very much useful for WordPress migration. This plugin helps the user to generate backups, restore the backups, and with the default migration option.
- Easy process for Migration
- Can be restored by ‘One-Click’
- The backup of the websites is very secured.
- To use every feature in this plugin, the user needed a subscription.
- Installation is a little bit complicated.
All-In-One WP Migration
All In One WP Migration is also one of the best and fastest plugins which is used for migration of your websites. It is not similar to some of the plugins having a backup option. It provides a variety of features for website migration.
- Supports all kinds of OS.
- User friendly
- The user can import the file up to a certain limit. Only 512MB is allowed to import in the free version of this plugin.
- For more additional features, the user has to purchase the paid version.
Migrate Guru is also a WordPress Migration plugin that was developed by Blog Vault. It is one of the fastest plugins used for migration as well as for backups. This plugin has the ability to transfer the website to the new servers.
- There is no file size limit for website migration.
- Migrates any type of website without affecting the server performance.
- The major pro is, it’s absolutely free.
- Does not support localhost to make the website live
- Multisite migrations are partially supported.
The Migrate DB is the powerful WordPress migration plugin, which is specialized in moving databases of the website from the source to the destination site. It can also transfer other files such as themes, plugins, addons and media files, etc.,
- Best plugin for migrating databases of the site.
- It has an additional ability that can find & replace the data in the database.
- You can use this plugin for WordPress staging as well.
- Difficult for beginners to use.
- For additional features, you need to move on to the pro version of the plugin.
Duplicator Pro is one of the best & powerful WordPress Migration plugins. It is one of the widely used plugins in the world. It has the best user interface, which can help users without technical knowledge.
- Multisite WordPress migration is supported in this plugin.
- It has a step-by-step guide for beginners, which makes it easy to migrate the sites.
- As every plugin has, the advanced features are available only for the paid version.
- Beginners might need a guide to connect the FTP server.
Updraftplus is majorly used as a backup tool and helps you to restore the site on the same or elsewhere with a one-click button. It will complete the backups in a faster way with the help of cloud storage like Google Drive, Dropbox, etc… The only standard backup procedure is provided in the free version and for more premium features, you have to upgrade this into a paid version.
- UpdraftPlus creates quick & secure backups.
- The automatic backup is available in the free version as well.
- Incremental backup is possible in the plugin.
- You can also move non-WordPress files using this plugin.
- You have to choose premium for a lot of good features.
- It’s costly to some people.
- No lifetime updates.
BackupBuddy is one of the most popular plugins for WordPress backup and restoration. Here, you can schedule daily, weekly, and monthly backups in a simple way. Using their stash service, you also have the ability to do a real-time backup. This also provides automatic backup in the cloud storage platform.
- Premium supports & regular updates.
- One GB of stash storage to store your backups.
- It has a dedicated migration feature that allows you to change the host & servers.
- It supports malware scanning & troubleshooting options as well.
- Not easy for beginners
Super Backup & Clone
Super Backup & Clone is an automatic backup & migration plugin and also it helps you in the cloning process. It links to third-party cloud storage Amazon S3, Rackspace, Dropbox, etc… Using this plugin you’re able to create a snapshot of your site and restore it whenever you want. Here, you have the option to choose which tables you need the backup from your database and download it at your convenience.
- Easy to set up for beginners
- Available in the dashboard.
- Automatic backup of your site.
- Snapshot logs.
- Doesn’t work with multiple WordPress.
The Backup Guard handles the backups, migration, and also for security. Among the several features its includes handling the permalink errors, image load issues, wrong URL, etc.
- No need for FTP tools while importing your backups.
- One-click backup
- WordPress Multisite is possible
- You will be receiving the notification to email whenever the migration or backup is completed.
- For the advanced features, you have to go with a subscription.
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