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Import an Entire WordPress Site

If you have a website built with WordPress on another hosting provider that you want to move to, you can use our Import Everything option. This will copy your existing self-hosted site to your new site, including your content, media, plugins, and theme.


To follow the steps in this guide, you will need:

Import from Self-Hosted WordPress

To import a WordPress website to, take the following steps:

  1. Log into your new account or site (or create one here.)
  2. In the site’s dashboard, navigate to Tools → Import.
  3. Under “I want to import content from:” select WordPress.
importer options
  1. On the next screen, enter the public site address of your self-hosted WordPress site:
The Import from WordPress screen with the option to enter the site address of your self-hosted site and "Continue"
  1. Click the Continue button. In the background, the importer will ensure your source site has all the necessary prerequisites.
  2. The option to import Everything will be selected by default. Click Continue to move to the next screen:
The Import from WordPress screen with the option to import everything selected and an arrow pointing to "Continue".
  1. On the next screen, review the URLs of your source and destination site and read the information explaining that the content, users, themes, plugins, and settings will all be replaced on the destination site:
The import confirmation screen confirming that you want to start the import.
  1. If you agree, click Import Everything.
  2. Click the “Import and overwrite” button to start the import process:
The final warning that using Import Everything will overwrite the content of the site you are importing to.
  1. You can now monitor the import progress or safely navigate away from the import screen. We’ll send you a notification when the import has been completed.
Import in progress screen.

Depending on the size of the site you’re importing, the import process can take a few minutes to a few hours. If the import has not been completed in six hours, or you see errors during the import process, our Happiness Engineers are here to help!

After the Import

When the import completes, review the site to make sure it looks like what you expect.

You might also want to do any of the following:

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