WordPress: Migration / Deployment

During my first time using WordPress, migrate from one domain to another, it’s a headache for me. Too many steps need to take care off.

Until recently, working in a new company (Rocket Web Sdn Bhd), learning new things using WordPress – hardening, migration, tips & tricks, paid & free plugins.

You may read the summary of deployment(to few servers) from my previous.

The point of this post to highlight the plugins required for deployment/migration.


Create a backup of your WordPress files and database. Duplicate and move an entire site from one location to another in a few steps.

Using Duplicator helps a lot with setting up dumping database and renaming the domain name. Save a lot of your time. You just need to create MySQL user, password and database manually. That’s all you need. I bet there’s much better plugin, but this one work fine for my current tasks.

Better Search and Replace

Better Search and Replace
A small plugin for running a search/replace on your WordPress database.

I use this plugin after the deployment – where I need to rename all the old domain name or any keyword I want to updates. You can select which tables you want to search the keyword and making update. This plugin provide Run as Dry – no changes being made unless you un-check this option.

So, these two plugins are useful and easy to use. Hopes will help others doing migration from one server to another.



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