Manually migrating your site is usually the most time-consuming and complicated method. But, sometimes using a plugin isn’t an option, or you may simply have the files for your site (like a Flywheel generated backup).
Also, if your site exceeds 50MB then we recommend following this guide:
Your site’s prefix can be configured from the Advanced tab of the site’s Flywheel dashboard on the Database card. This value should match the database’s actual prefix.
Depending on how the original site was built and how it stores its data in the database, this step may not be necessary. Often, the domain which was being used to build the original site being imported will still remain in the database.
You can easily run a search-and-replace by using a plugin like Better Search Replace, or by using SQL commands from the Advanced tab of the site’s Flywheel Dashboard. You can also reach out to Flywheel Support for a search-and-replace.
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