Web Development Tip: How To Migrate A WordPress Site Using GoDaddy Managed WordPress

Web Development Tip: How To Migrate A WordPress Site Using GoDaddy Managed WordPress

By: Paul Hickey, Founder and Lead Strategist

I’ve written at length about how tools like WordPress and GoDaddy Managed WordPress can help save time, money and help companies gain efficiencies.

Especially WordPress Design and Development companies.

Case in point, I was just slacking one of our WordPress Developers about migrating a site from a cPANEL account to a Managed WordPress account to go live for a client.

He was developing it on a shared cPANEL, but we had sold webhosting services at the Managed WordPress level.

As I was getting ready to task him to do it, something that maybe would have taken 30 minutes to an hour of work and communication, I realized that GoDaddy Managed WordPress has a built in migration tool that allows a non-technical marketer or business owner to simply type in the WordPress admin credentials of one site and install a copy over into the GoDaddy Managed WordPress server.

It’s pretty amazing, and it does not exist with WPEngine, and it costs $200 extra for the same equivalent in Bluehost.

Kudos to GoDaddy for this feature. Here’s how it works.

1. Log into GoDaddy Managed WordPress.

2. Add a site

3. Select “Migrate Existing Site”

4. Enter in the WordPress Admin URL and Credentials

5. It normally takes about an hour to complete.

Et Voila, you now have a copy of your site within GoDaddy Managed WordPress. Useful for many different reasons. 🙂

Hit me up with any questions on WordPress Content Management or Design and Development at paul@datadriven.design.

Thanks for reading, watching and listening, and have a great day!


Paul Hickey, Founder / CEO / Lead Strategist at Data Driven Design, LLC has created and grown businesses via digital strategy and internet marketing for more than 10 years. His sweet spot is using analytics to design and build websites and grow the audience and revenue of businesses via SEO/Blogging, Google Adwords, Bing Ads, Facebook and Instagram Ads, Social Media Content Marketing and Email Marketing. The part that he’s most passionate about is quantifying next marketing actions based on real data.


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