My wife had a developer start work on a word press site for her. Can I import that file or files to my WA and finish and host the site here? If so what type of file or files do I need? Thanks much!

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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, yes if you back up the domain in question.

You can use AIO WP Migration or Updraft plugins. UpdraftPlus is a premium and highly recommended.
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KenRR Premium
Thank AbieAJ! The proposed site has never been hosted or on the net. The developer will provide what I assume is the WP file or files? Does your comment of "back up the domain" apply here?
It is based on WP. The domain is parked at godaddy and has never been used yet.
thanks
KenRR
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
You can, yes.

I would recommend using the All in One WP Migration plugin, as that will bring the complete site over, like for like.

Otherwise, you can use the Tools -> Export feature inside WordPress, but this has limitations.
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KenRR Premium
Thanks ChrystopherJ!
Should we ask the developer to include the All in one WP Migration plugin with the WP file or files they provide? Or is there a better way to go about this? The site has never been hosted and the domain is parked at godaddy.
thanks
KenRR
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
There is no need for them to include the plugin as such, as it will be inside the backup/migration file anyway.

Your best bet, is to create a free SiteRubix subdomain, and install the All in One WP Migration plugin into it.

Then give your Developer the full URL of the SiteRubix Subdomain, so that they can export the new website including the new URL.

Then Import the file they send you to your SiteRubix website and check that it is ok.

Once you are happy, you can click the Move button within SiteManager and migrate the website over to the actual domain name that you have.

If you haven't already done so, make sure that you change the Nameserver as GoDaddy to point to WA. The settings can be found under SiteDomains -> Other Domains here at WA under the Websites menu.
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