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.
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
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.