Transferring a Site to Wealthy Affiliate

Last Update: March 16, 2019

Yesterday I blogged about an old website that I hadn't touched in two and a half years.

Everything was out of date and it only had 10 blog posts.

But it was still on Page 1 Position 1 in Bing and on Pages 2 and 3 in Google, showing that website age is an important ranking factor.

So I decided to bring it over to WA and see if I could resurrect it.

Transferring a website from one platform to another is sometimes less than perfect, so I just wanted to let everyone know that I followed this training

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/the-easiest-way-to-...

and it worked perfectly, with this one caveat:

The backup that I took on the original site worked really quickly and created a file 220 MB in size.

When I went to restore the backup to my freshly created, empty WA site, I got the message that the file was too large to upload.

But it led me to an extension to the All in One Backup/Restore plugin that was free for files up to 512 MB and paid for larger files.

I installed the free plugin and the restore then worked perfectly, exactly as described in Nancy's training video.

I was a little disappointed to find that the site now loaded slower than it did on the original hosting platform, but I'll work on that as a separate issue.

I'd like to thank Nancy (qoxter) for her excellent training. I'm now following her.

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feigner Premium
10 blog posts and 220mb - wow they must be very loooong posts - or is it all of the plugins and extras that make it that big?
looks like i may have to check out the post by Nancy.
glad you got it moved and restored ok.
hope you manage to sort out the speed issues.
phil
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phil1944 Premium
Thanks, Phil. It was probably the video :-)

They're not serious speed issues and the whole project's on the back burner at the moment.
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feigner Premium
ah - shows that a youtube video channel would be a good move - suprised you could use that with the max file fize for wp as 32mb - or is that upload file size, which can be overcome with ftp.
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phil1944 Premium
Yes, it's upload file size and you can overcome that with ftp.

But the backup/restore plugin I used apparently breaks the backup into smaller chunks that upload sequentially and then recombine. Clever, eh?
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feigner Premium
i like that.
does the whole video load on page load or sort of stream?
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phil1944 Premium
It's on the front page and loads immediately. It's hosted on the site.
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Babou3 Premium
Thanks for this example.
I hope your website will be even more competitive
on WA.

Ingrid
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phil1944 Premium
I hope so too.
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CandP Premium
Great example of how everything comes together here at WA.
Colette and Philip
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phil1944 Premium
Thanks, Colette and Phillip.
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Spotlessng Premium
So much benefits with WA....Congrats,it’s a step forward.
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phil1944 Premium
Thanks. We'll see how it goes.
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Spotlessng Premium
Hopefully,it will go well.Just a little push.
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Labman Premium
Turn on the site speed feature. You will find it on the site manager page.
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phil1944 Premium
Thanks, Craig. It's already on.
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