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WordPress website migration

Migrating a WordPress site can be a perilous operation. Relieve yourself of this burden by entrusting it to our WordPress specialists.

Migrating a WordPress site can be a real challenge. Between the risk of data loss, technical errors and extended downtime, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

Eventually, you could end up with a poorly optimized site, resulting in lower SEO and a poor user experience.

Some migrations are simpler than others, but it’s still stressful and risky when you’re unfamiliar with the process.

Fortunately, WPSitter is here to help you migrate your site without worry.

But before we go any further, which migration do you need? 

The 4 main types of WordPress migration

Migration to a new host

This type of migration involves moving your entire WordPress site from one host to another. This may be for reasons such as poor performance, reliability issues, unsatisfactory technical support or high costs.

Domain name migration

When you want to change the domain name of your WordPress site, a domain migration is necessary. This may be due to rebranding, a company merger, or a change in marketing or communications strategy.

Internal migration

Sometimes, you may decide to move a WordPress site to a subdomain (or subdirectory) or vice versa (to the main domain). This may be for organizational reasons, to reorganize the site structure, or to simplify access to content.

Migration from another CMS

If your site uses a third-party CMS and you want to switch to WordPress, a CMS migration is necessary. This process involves restructuring and converting your existing content, pages and functionality to the WordPress-compatible format.

The list is not exhaustive. Other types of WordPress migrations exist. These include:

  • HTTP to HTTPS migration: Moving from the unsecured HTTP version to the secured HTTPS version;
  • Migration from or to a local site: Move your WordPress site from a local development environment to an online server (or vice versa);
  • Database migration: Transfer only the WordPress database to a destination site;
  • Content migration: Migrate only a specific part of the content of one WordPress site to another (articles, pages, orders, etc.);
  • Multisite migration: Move a WordPress multisite network to a new location, split a multisite network into individual WordPress sites, or merge several sites into a multisite network.

Each type of migration presents its own challenges and specific technical requirements.

WPSitter will carefully plan your WordPress migration project so you can focus on the essentials (not the technicalities).

Let's talk about your WordPress migration project.

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Here’s how a WordPress migration project works at WPSitter:

1. You introduce your migration project.

2. We discuss the terms and conditions

3. WPSitter takes care of your site's migration.


A WordPress site migration refers to the process of moving a WordPress site from one location (host, domain, CMS, etc.) to another. This involves transferring files, databases and reconfiguring settings to ensure the site runs smoothly in the new location.

There may be several reasons to migrate your WordPress site, such as changing host for better performance, consolidating sites on a single domain, upgrading to a major version of WordPress or switching to HTTPS to improve security.

The duration of a WordPress site migration can vary depending on the size and complexity of the site, as well as the specifics of the migration. In general, a well-planned and executed migration can take from a few hours to a few days.

Ideally, a well-executed migration will minimize your site’s downtime. However, there may be brief periods of downtime during the transition. WPSitter will strive to minimize downtime and schedule the migration during periods of lower traffic if possible.

During a migration, all your data, content and media will be transferred to the new location. A secure backup and restore process is used to minimize the risk of data loss. However, it is always advisable to back up your data before migrating.

A well-managed and planned migration doesn’t have to have a negative impact on your SEO. It’s essential to set up appropriate redirects so that search engines can follow the new links and continue indexing your site. Good migration management can even improve your SEO by adopting search engine optimized practices.

Once your migration is complete, WPSitter can take charge of your website as part of its WordPress maintenance packages.

We also offer WordPress support to help you unblock complicated situations (bugs, conflicts, settings or various modifications).

We can also help you clean up a hacked WordPress site.

Yes, we can work on a white label basis on request.

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