WebDAV Extension User Guide

The WebDAV Extension connects the All-in-One WP migration plugin it directly to your WebDAV server. This means that you can import and export your website/network of sites directly between your WebDAV storage and your website. There are multiple scenarios for where you can store the .wpress files for backup and migration

The WebDAV Extension 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 details about installing the tool, you can visit: https://help.servmask.com/knowledgebase/install-instructions-for-webdav-extension/

This tutorial contains details of:

  • Details about available WebDAV settings
  • Export using WebDAV Extension
  • Import using WebDAV Extension
1. WebDAV Extension Settings

WebDAV settings page appears in the list of pages of All-in-One WP Migration plugin after the extension is installed and successfully activated:

When clicking on it you will be redirected to the settings page. You will be asked to enter your WebDAV login details in order the extension to connect to your account.

To connect to WebDAV please use the following:

Box Setting for WebDAV:

Hostname: https://dav.box.com/dav
Login: Your Box login email address and password.
Note: Web browser access is not supported. You must use a WebDAV client.

Nextcloud Setting for WebDAV:

Hostname: demo.nextcloud.com OR nextcloud.com (If you have licenced version)
Login: Your Nextcloud login email address and password.

Once you are logged in with your details, on the Settings page you will see the available settings 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. Notifications for a backup completion can be sent to an e-mail address you enter in the ‘Notification Settings’ box in the Settings page.

You can set the number of recent backups that you want to be kept on your WebDAV 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 WebDAV Extension

The export process using WebDAV 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.

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

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

And after your export is created successfully and uploaded to your WebDAV you should see this message:

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

WebDAV for Box Exported Backup 

WebDAV for Nextcloud Exported Backup 

3. Import Using WebDAV Extension

The import process starts from the Import option in the All-in-One WP Migration plugin menu:

Once you have chosen this option, a new window is opened – Import and you can choose from where to import a backup from a dropdown menu:

When choosing the WebDAV extension will open a window showing your connected cloud files and folders. From there you can choose the backup you want to import and press the Import button. This will start the import process:

The Import has an additional step which 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 anymore.

When finished, a successful import will display this message:

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