One question we get a lot is, “Can I migrate my site to Flywheel myself?” and the answer is YES!
Many of our customers migrate their own sites. Interested in getting started by migrating your own site to Flywheel? Get started by following these simple steps:
Log into WordPress, and head to Plugins > Add New.
In the search field on the plugin install screen, enter “Migrate Guru” and you should see a screen with one result, shown below. Click “Install Now.”
Inside the Migrate Guru dashboard, type in your email address in the open field and select Migrate Site. On the next page, select Flywheel as the host you are migrating to.
If you already have a Flywheel destination site for your migration, you can skip this step. Otherwise, log in to your Flywheel account, then click the “New site” button in your dashboard.
Fill out the form to create your new site, and give us a little time while your new Flywheel site creates. You can proceed as soon as you see the new site’s dashboard.
The value you’ll enter here is the temporary domain assigned to the site on Flywheel where you want to move. This is a domain that always ends in flywheelsites.com.
This is a copy/paste from the URL bar when you’re viewing your site’s dashboard in the Flywheel app.
Your username is the same as your Flywheel login username (not your email).
The username and password credentials here are listed in the site dashboard as the Privacy mode field. Enter the username and password into the designated fields.
In Migrate Guru, the Username will auto-populate to flywheel but if you have changed the Privacy Mode username you will want to be sure to list the correct one.
Sit back and relax while robots move your site. You can monitor the progress through the Progress bar that opens or wait for the completion email to be sent to your inbox.
Once the migration has wrapped up, click through your Flywheel-hosted site for quality assurance. If anything is amiss, drop us a line via a support ticket, or restore from an earlier backup.
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