How To Migrate Site To [Self hosted site]

How To Migrate Site To [Self hosted site]

Are you looking to migrate your site?

If yes then you are on the right post

In this post I will show you the exact steps on how to migrate your existing website or blog to

I request you to read my post and follow these steps simultaneously so that you don’t miss out or get into any issues.

So without wasting your precious time let’s get started

How To Migrate Site To [Self hosted site]

How To Migrate To Self Hosted Site
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How To Migrate To Self Hosted Site

Step 1 – Login to your WordPress Dashboard

You need to login to your dashboard with your user credentials

Wordpress Dashboard
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WordPress Dashboard

Step 2 – Click on Tools

Step 3 – Click on Export

Wordpress Export All Content
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WordPress Export All Content

Step 4 – Click Download Export file

Step 5 – Login to WordPress Dashboard at new domain name

You need to login to your new WordPress dashboard once you have installed WordPress in your hosting account

If you have not got your domain name and hosting you can easily get it

I have made a post on How To Get Free .COM Domain Name And Hosting From Fastcomet

Step 6 – Click on Tools and then select Import

Step 7 – Scroll down page to bottom

Step 8 – Click the link which says WordPress

Wordpress Import Options
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WordPress Import Options

Wordpress Import Upload File
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WordPress Import Upload File

Step 9 – Click Browse and open the file which was exported

Step 10 – Upload file and import

Wordpress Import Upload File
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WordPress Import Upload File

Step 11 – Create or select the author for all posts

Step 12 – Mark the checkbox for import file attachments

Step 13 – Click Submit

Congratulations.. your WordPress blog has been successfully imported.

It does happen sometimes that images of your blog is not imported fully

In this case you just have to install a plugin called Import External Images

Import External Images
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Import External Images

What this plugin does is it will fetch the images link from your old blog and insert them into your migrated WordPress blog


I hope you found my tutorial on “How to migrate to self hosted site” useful.

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If you haven’t started your own blog you can read my post – Create WordPress blog in less than 10 minutes.

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  1. Rahul November 15, 2017

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