FTP Extension User Guide

The FTP Extension extends the functionality of the All-in-One WP Migration plugin, connecting it directly to your FTP server. This facilitates importing and exporting your website/network of sites directly between your FTP storage and your website.

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.

One you are connected, 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.

 

 

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.

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:

 

 

3 Comments

  1. HOWARD FOGLE

    I store my backups on GoDaddy from my host HostGator. I didm’t see anything in the documentation for doing that as you only put in one host name, user, & Password. Please tell me how I can do what I want to do.

    1. Anna Angelova

      Hello,
      Thank you for your question.

      You can login to your FTP via our extension with
      FTP Host/Address: (site IP address or domain name)
      FTP User: (cPanel/FTP username)
      FTP Password: (cPanel/FTP password)
      Port: 21
      Path/directory: (blank*)
      using the fields shown in section 1 of the current user guide.

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