Menu

How to migrate a site from Flywheel to WP Engine

Updated on June 1st, 2022

WP Engine + Flywheel

When WP Engine announced its acquisition of Flywheel in June 2019, its vision was to offer the most relied upon and trusted platforms in WordPress. This vision still holds true today, and together, we aim to make it even easier to migrate between platforms! This guide will walk you through a few of our preferred methods for migrating to WP Engine.

Note

Looking to migrate to Flywheel? Here’s an overview of migrations at Flywheel, including how to use the Flywheel Migrations plugin and more about the Flywheel migrations service.

Migrating from Flywheel to WP Engine

1. Check out the WP Engine Automated Migration plugin

This plugin was created in partnership with Blogvault to simplify the migration process to WP Engine and works for sites of many shapes and sizes. All you’ll need to do is enter some details about the WP Engine destination site and the plugin will take care of the rest by copying the site’s files and database over to WP Engine.

Get the WP Engine Automated Migration plugin here.

2. Manually migrate the site

If you are unable to use the WP Engine Automated Migration plugin method or prefer to migrate your site manually, this is for you.

To use this method, you will need to obtain a backup of your Flywheel site via the Backups tab. From there, hover over or touch the ellipsis icon to the right of the backup you’d like to download. You’ll see a dropdown menu with the option to download!

Once you’ve got the backup handy, follow this guide to manual migrations at WP Engine.

3. Let Local take care of it

Local is a WordPress development tool with many neat features, including Local Connect, the ability to connect to both Flywheel and WP Engine (and did we mention, Local is free 😎).

Local Connect allows you to pull the Flywheel site you are trying to migrate into Local and sync that same site over to WP Engine in a matter of a few clicks. Just make sure you already have a site instance set up on WP Engine and you’re good to go!

Learn more about Connect and getting started with Connect to WP Engine on Local.


Still need help?

In need of help? Don’t worry! The WP Engine support team is available to help 24/7.

Was this article helpful?

Getting Started

New to Flywheel? Start here, we've got all the information you'll need to get started and launch your first site!

View all

Account Management

Learn all about managing your Flywheel user account, Teams and integrations.

View all

Billing

Everything about billing, invoices and payments can be found here.

View all

Features

Flywheel hosting plans include a ton of great features. Learn about how to get a free SSL certificate, set up a staging site, and more!

View all

Platform Info

All the server and setting info you'll need to help you get the most out of your Flywheel hosting plan!

View all

Site Management

Tips and tricks for managing your sites on Flywheel, including going live, troubleshooting issues and migrating or cloning sites.

View all

Growth Suite

Learn more about Growth Suite, our all-in-one solution for freelancers and agencies to grow more quickly and predictably.

View all

Managed Plugin Updates

Learn more about Managed Plugin Updates, and how you can keep your sites up to date, and extra safe.

View all

 

Flywheel help

Help is just a click away! Log into the Flywheel dashboard to instantly chat with an expert, open a ticket, or follow along with in-depth documentation. We happily offer support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

Log in

Try Flywheel today

Launch your next WordPress site in minutes.

 Free migrations  24/7/365 support  14 day demo sites