pCloud Extension User Guide

pCloud Extension User Guide

The pCloud Extension extends the functionality of the All-in-One WP migration plugin, connecting it to your pCloud account. This facilitates importing and exporting your website/network of sites directly between your pCloud space and your website.

The tool works as an extension to the plugin, so the All-in-One WP Migration plugin must be installed to work.

The pCloud Extension settings appear in the dropdown of the All-in-One WP Migration plugin in WordPress once you have successfully installed and activated the extension.

For more details about installing the tool, you can visit: https://help.servmask.com/knowledgebase/install-instructions-for-pcloud-extension/

This tutorial contains details of:

  • Available pCloud settings
  • Export using pCloud Extension
  • Import using pCloud Extension

1. pCloud Extension Settings

The pCloud settings page appears in the list of pages of All-in-One WP Migration plugin after you successfully install and activate the extension:

Click on it to be redirected to the settings page. Enter your pCloud login to connect to your account. You will not be able to use the extension if you do not connect with your account from here.

Once you have logged in with your details, you will see the settings that you can manage on the Settings page.

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. Notifications for backup completion can be sent to an e-mail address you enter in the ‘Notification Settings’ box on the Settings page.

By default, the extension creates a folder in your pCloud account named ‘[your-wordpress-site-name]-wordpress’. You can also set up your preferred destination folder in your pCloud account to store the backups.

You can select the number of backups that you want to keep on your pCloud storage and set the total size of backups that you store in your server – this is a very convenient option if you have limited space available.

After setting up your desired options, press the ‘Update’ button to save them.

Use the Transfer setting to increase upload and download speeds for Import to and Export from migrating sites to your preferred WordPress sites by moving from slow internet to fast internet.

2. Export Using pCloud Extension

You can initiate the export process using pCloudExtension from the Export option in the All-in-One WP Migration plugin menu:

On the Export page, before you start the export process, there are some additional settings you can use for your backups:

Using the Find and Replace fields, you can have the text in your current site replaced in your backup. Please remember 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 backups, such as spam comments, themes, inactive plugins and cache.

Once you have selected the Export from the above options, you can choose to create an archive using pCloud from the dropdown menu:

Choosing one of the options, in this case – pCloud, starts the export process; you will see this window:

And after your Export is created successfully and uploaded to pCloud you should see this message:

The extension creates a folder in pCloud account named ‘[your-wordpress-site-name]-wordpress’. Inside that folder, all your archives created using All-in-One WP Migration plugin are stored. Depending on your site name, the folder would look like this:

3. Import Using pCloud Extension

You can start the import process from the Import option in the All-in-One WP Migration plugin menu:

Once you have chosen this option, a new ‘Import Site’ window opens. You can choose from where to import a backup from a dropdown menu:

Choosing the pCloud extension will open a window that shows your connected cloud files and folders. From there, you can select the backup you want to import, click the Import button to start the import process:

The Import has an additional step that warns you that your website will be overwritten by the new backup, including database, media, plugins and themes.

This is the last step from which you can cancel the process. After pressing ‘Proceed’, you cannot stop the import process.

When finished, a successful import will display this message:

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