Migrate my WordPress site manually
Manually moving a WordPress site into your Managed WordPress account is complex and can be confusing if you don't know your way around a couple pieces of software generally used by IT people - specifically, an FTP client like FileZilla, and the database management tool phpMyAdmin.
- A Managed WordPress or Pro Managed WordPress account that is set up and working. The contents of this WordPress account will be overwritten. (Need help getting a site added to set up?)
- An FTP client to move your site files. We recommend FileZilla.
- A text editor to make the final edits to your site's configuration file - wp-config.php. We recommend Notepad++. Do not edit files with a word processing application like Microsoft Word.
This procedure will walk you through manually moving a WordPress site from cPanel, to your GoDaddy Managed WordPress account. This procedure will not work for moving a WordPress site into a different hosting environment. Try this procedure only if the auto-migration tool wasn't able to move your WordPress site on its own.
Manually moving a WordPress site into your Managed WordPress account has these five parts:
You'll start by downloading your site files with a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) app.
Next you'll export your site's database through phpMyAdmin.
Next you'll upload your site files to your Managed WordPress plan using a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) app.
Next you'll import your site database through phpMyAdmin.
Finish up your migration by editing your WordPress site's configuration file.