The following describes various options to consider when migrating your WordPress site from another host to DreamPress.
Free Migration options
Option 1 — DreamHost Automated Migration Plugin
If you are migrating a WordPress site from another hosting company to a DreamPress plan, DreamHost has partnered with the makers of BlogVault to provide the DreamHost Automated Migration Plugin, a free WordPress plugin that allows you to quickly migrate your WordPress site to DreamPress, on your own.
See the following links for more information:
- Using the DreamHost Automated Migration WordPress plugin (Knowledge Base article)
- Migrating to a DreamPress plan with the DreamHost Automated Migration Plugin (YouTube video)
Option 2 — Professional Services migration
If you are migrating a WordPress site from another hosting company to a DreamPress plan, DreamHost's Professional Services team will transfer your site for free. If you would like DreamHost to move forward with migrating your site to DreamPress, please contact support with the domain name you wish to migrate:
- If you are a current DreamHost customer, click here to contact support.
- If you are looking to migrate your site to DreamHost, but have not yet signed up, click here to contact the DreamHost support team.
A DreamHost Professional Services team member will respond to help get you started.
Option 3 — Manual migration
If you prefer to migrate your WordPress site manually to DreamPress, you can do so. View the following article for further instructions:
Troubleshooting the new import
If your site does not display as it should, you may need to flush the object cache and/or the DreamPress cache. View the following articles for further details:
Below are examples of how to flush both via SSH:
Flush the DreamPress cache for all of your theme files
[server]$ curl -X PURGE -D - https://example.com/wp-content/themes/*
(DreamPress Pro only) Flush the object cache using the WordPress wp-cli
[server]$ wp cache flush