The Box Extension adds to the functionality of the All-in-One WP Migration plugin by connecting it to your Box account. This allows you to directly import and export your website/network of sites between your Box cloud space and your website.
The tool functions as an extension to the plugin, so you must install the All-in-One WP Migration plugin for it to function.
Once you successfully install and activate the extension, the Box settings appear in the All-in-One WP Migration plugin’s dropdown:
For more details about installing the tool, you can visit: https://help.servmask.com/knowledgebase/install-instructions-for-box-extension/
This tutorial contains details of:
- Available Box Extension settings
- Export using Box Extension
- Import using Box Extension
1. Box Extension Settings
Once you successfully install and activate the extension, the Box settings will appear in the All-in-One WP Migration plugin’s dropdown:
Clicking on it will take you to the settings page. In order for the extension to connect to your Box account, you will be prompted to enter your Box login information. You will be unable to use the extension unless you connect to your account from this page.
Once you have logged in with your information, you will see the available settings you can manage on the Settings page.
You can specify a time range for your website’s periodic automated backups by selecting one of the options: “Every hour,” “Every day,” “Every week,” or “Every month.” Backup completion notifications can be sent to an e-mail address specified in the “Notification Settings” box on the Settings page.
By default, the extension creates a folder in your Box account called “[your-wordpress-site-name]-wordpress.” You can also configure your preferred backup destination folder in your Box account.
Another option is to specify the number of most recent backups to be kept on your Box cloud storage. In addition, you can specify the total size of backups stored in Box, which is a useful feature if you only have a limited amount of storage space.
After you have chosen your options, click the “Update” button to save them.
The transfer setting allows you to increase your upload and download speeds on both Import to and Export from when migrating sites to your preferred WordPress sites by switching from slow to fast internet.
2. Export Using Box Extension
The export process with the Box extension begins by selecting the Export option from the All-in-One WP Migration plugin menu:
Before you begin the export, on the Export page, there are some additional backup settings you can use:
You can have text from your current site replaced in your backup by using the Find and Replace fields. Please keep in mind that this change may affect your site user access details, so be cautious of what you replace.
You can exclude items from your backup, such as spam comments, themes, inactive plugins, cache, and so on.
You can also protect your backup with a password for more security. Be sure to store your password securely so you don’t permanently lock out your backup.
After selecting Export from the preceding options, you can choose to create an archive using Box from the dropdown menu:
When you select one of the options, in this case Box, the export process begins, and you will see the following window:
Once you successfully create and upload the export to your cloud, you should see the following message:
The extension adds a folder called “[your-wordpress-site-name]-wordpress” to your Box account. All of your archives created with the All-in-One WP Migration plugin are saved in that folder. The folder would look something like this, depending on the name of your site:
3. Import Using Box Extension
The import procedure begins with the Import option in the All-in-One WP Migration plugin’s menu:
When you select this option, a new window titled Import appears, and you can select where to import a backup from a dropdown menu:
When you select Box, the extension will display a window with a list of your connected cloud files and folders. From there, select the backup to import and press the Import button. This will initiate the import procedure:
The import includes an additional step that warns you that the new backup will overwrite your website’s database, media, plugins, and themes. This is the final step in which you can cancel the process. After clicking “Proceed,” you will be unable to halt the import process.
When finished, a successful import will show the following message:
wow, this is exactly what we’ve been looking for – just great!
Can you please tell me where the backups are saved in our box-folder?
Thank you for your question.
The backups are stored in a folder created by All-in-One WP Migration Box Extension in you root. Its named as “[your-wordpress-site-name]-wordpress”.
This is described in p. 2 of the current User Guide.
What is file size exported to BOX?
Some BOX accounts have 255MB limit on file size.
We export them into tiny files.
Thank you for this well written user guide.
I followed the steps and wopps, all is migrated!