Migrate a WordPress site to DreamPress

Overview

The following migration steps apply to all WordPress types.

The following describes various options to consider when migrating your WordPress site from another host to DreamPress.

Option 1 — DreamHost Automated Migration Plugin

The following instructions cannot be used when migrating to a temporary domain name such as *.dreamhosters.com or *.dream.press. See the Option 4 section below for more information.

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 article for more information:

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:

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:

Option 4 — Migrating to a dream.press domain

This option is only for migrating to a temporary dream.press domain. See the following links for more information:

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

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