The FTP Extension connects the All-in-One WP migration plugin it directly to your FTP server. This means that you can import and export your website/network of sites directly between your FTP storage and your website. There are multiple scenarios for where you can store the .wpress files for backup and migration
The extension requires the All-in-One WP Migration plugin to be installed for the extension to work.
The FTP settings appear in the dropdown of the All-in-One WP Migration plugin in WordPress, once the extension is successfully installed and activated:
For more information about installing the tool, you can visit: https://help.servmask.com/knowledgebase/install-instructions-for-ftp-extension/
This tutorial contains details of:
- Available FTP settings
- Export using FTP Extension
- Import using FTP Extension
1. FTP Extension Settings
The FTP settings page appears in the list of pages of All-in-One WP Migration plugin, after the extension is installed and successfully activated:
Clicking on FTP settings will take you to the settings page. You will be asked to enter you FTP connection details to enable the extension to connect to your account. You will not be able to use the extension if you do not connect it with your account from here.
Once you are connected, the settings page will show the available settings that you can manage:
You can set a time range for periodic automated backups of your website using one of the options – Every hour, Every day, Every week or Every month. Notification of backup completion can be sent to an e-mail address specified in the ‘Notification Settings’.
You can set the number of recent backups that you want to be kept on your FTP storage, as well as setting the total size of backups that you store in your server – a very convenient option if you have limited space available.
After setting up your desired options, press the ‘Update’ button to save them.
Transfer setting is to increase your upload and download speed on both Import to and Export from for migrating sites to your preferred WordPress sites by shifting from slow internet to fast internet.
2. Export Using FTP Extension
The export process using FTP Extension is initiated from the Export option in the All-in-One WP Migration plugin menu:
On the Export page, before you start the export, there are some additional settings you can use for your backups:
Using Find and Replace fields, you can have text in your current site replaced in your backup. Please bear in mind that this change can affect your user access details to the site – be careful what you replace.
There are options to exclude items from your backup – spam comments, themes, inactive plugins, cache, etc
To start the export, choose FTP from the export dropdown menu:
Choosing one of the options, in this case – FTP, starts the export process, you will see the following steps:
And after your export is created successfully and uploaded to your cloud you should see this message:
The extension creates a folder in your FTP server named “[your-wordpress-site-name]-wordpress”.All your archives created using All-in-One WP Migration plugin are stored in this folder.
3. Import Using FTP Extension
The import process starts from the Import option in All-in-One WP Migration plugin menu:
Once you have chosen this option, a new window is opened – Import and you can choose options from the dropdown menu to select where to import a backup from:
Choosing FTP will open a window showing your connected cloud files and folders. Select the backup you want to import and press the Import button. This will start the import process:
The import has an additional step, warning you that your website will be overwritten by the new backup, including the database, media, plugins and themes. This is the last point at which you can cancel the process. After pressing ‘Proceed’ you cannot stop the import process:
When finished, a successful import will display this message: