Transfer Existing Blogs
Please note: do not use any third-party clone plugins since they might overwrite our system settings and break your blog.
- Before doing the transfer, update WordPress to the latest version, update all plugins and themes, disable all security plugins, remove all inactive themes and plugins on your existing blogs, and delete all unapproved comments (spam)
- The system will clone posts, pages, comments, custom fields, terms, navigation menus, custom posts, up to 1000 media files, then overwrite settings, add active theme and plugins from the WordPress.org directory and add users (without passwords).
- Because passwords are encrypted, you'll need to reset passwords for existing users when the deployment is finished.
- The automatic transfer tool cannot import paid and custom plugins and themes or their settings. You'll need to do those manually.
- Any files that are above 10 MB or are other than .jpg, .png, or .gif will not be imported.
How To Easily Transfer Your Existing Blog
1. Inside your EBN app account, click on the transfer button which will redirect you to the Blog Transfer form.
- Blog Domain on EBN - New blog domain on EBN.
- Blog URL - Your blog's current address.
- Select Blog Network - Blog network where your blog will be added.
- Blog Username - WordPress username of the blog you want to transfer.
- Blog Password - WordPress password of the blog you want to transfer.
What Happens if Transfer Failed
- Error: This plugin requires ZipArchive support to enable exporting.
- Action: Contact your hosting provider about upgrading your server software.
- Error: Could not log in to the old blog.
- Action: Could be an issue with a custom WP login page or a WordPress error when logging into the WordPress dashboard.
- Error: Could not reach the old blog. Received 'ConnectionError' error.
- Action: Disabled all security plugins - i.e. iThemes Security, All In One WP Security, Wordfence Security, Sucuri Security, Acunetix WP Security.
- Error: Could not set theme (Tiny Forge) on the new blog.
- Action: Theme does not exist in WordPress.org repository. Usually an outdated theme.
- Error: Theme not found.
- Action: Missing premium theme. You'll need to manually install it.
- Error: Invalid username and/or password.
- Action: Click the edit icon on the right side of the transfer row and enter the correct login credentials.