This plugin is designed by the WordPress experts at Bluehost, one of the world’s top WordPress providers. It was created to make migration easier and faster by only requiring you to install this plugin and follow the simple steps. Once you’ve completed your compatibility check, this plugin will create a secure copy of your website and begin the transfer to your Bluehost hosting account.
Important: You will need a Bluehost hosting account for this plugin to complete the migration. It is not intended for migrations to other hosting providers.
- Install the plugin by clicking
Add New on the Plugins screen in your WordPress admin, then searching for “Bluehost Site Migrator”.
- Activate the plugin.
- Click on the “Site Migrator” link on the left-hand menu in the WordPress admin to get started!
Never ever use this plugin. Very horrible experience with this plugin and as well as the Bluehost migration process is so much delayed... This plugin should be removed from wordpress.org
Plugin didn't work. After purchasing hosting, I'm told that they can only migrate it for an additional cost, because this migrator plugin only works to migrate from wordpress.com to wordpress.com, and not when the open source software from wordpress.org was used to build the original site.
Signed up for bluehost, bought a domain, they OFFERED a ONE time free migration of my existing site to my new domain.. so I installed plugin and went through the 1 time only site migration steps.
After 4 days, NOTHING, so i called and customer rep tells me I have to pay $149 dollars for the transfer, I explained it was offered to me as a FREE ONE TIME MIGRATION, they say I was told lies, there is no free transfer, I explained it was offered to me and display the FREE offer in their website, then we settled in 7 business days.
After 7 days I get an email that the site was transferred BUT NOT to the domain I registered, In order for the migration to work I HAD TO TRANSFER my existing domain to them. I asked why do you think I registered a new domain, all I wanted was the old content in old domain under the new domain.
Then they said "Very rudely" that was a different transfer/migration requested.. Here is their very professional and friendly email.
"Migrations are done "as-is" and this service has already been fulfilled. You are now asking us to duplicate the content onto a different domain, which is additional work that is not included in the original migration you requested. Regretfully, you will need to purchase an additional migration to cover the additional work requested.
We have place a website transfer in your Bluehost account cart, please log into your Bluehost account and process the payment. Reply to this email once that has been done.
I do not know what is professional about it... Now I cannot transfer to another hosting because since I bough the domain from them I have to wait 60 days ... Blue host is not a good hosting company is rude and holding you hostage for extra fees and nickles and dimes.
So, getting out of bluehost, cancelling everything and moving the domain out of there as soon as the 60 days are over.
It looks like your site didn't transfer.
plugin not working on my web site
Did not work, support was unable to help, moved to a new host two days after trying bluehost. It is not automated and it takes days for anybody to reply to any messages.
“Bluehost Site Migrator” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Updated dependencies and copy regarding compatible hosting plans.
- Additional checks for presence of required functions.
- Fix for geolocation functionality
- Adds international support
- Update a URL reference on final migration screen
- Performance improvement: Image optimization
- Security Patch: Add empty index.php file to prevent directory browsing on insecure server configurations.
- Maintenance: Update account creation URL.
- Security Patch: Update Lodash version
- Maintenance: Remove debug code