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All in one wP migration

Just not quite convenient, but it may always be possible that for some reason you need to change your hosting service or domain which would require a completely new setup for WordPress website to be established. How can you possibly transfer your entire website to another WordPress setup? Don’t worry, WordPress already got it all covered for you! There are numerous plugins offered by WordPress with which you can export an entire WordPress file in the specified format and import it on another WordPress setup. One of them is the All in One WP Migration plugin.

Being an old but the most used plugin for transferring your WordPress website to another setup, All in One WP Migration has always caused certain nondeterministic problems which have never been resolved by the developers till date. The most occurring problem encountered by the users who wish to import their exported .wpress file is: “all in one WP migration import stuck”

This article covers for you the answers of “how to successfully import your WordPress website”. If you can still manage to export the website you wish to import at another setup, this article can help you more than you think. And I wish to see your happiness and gratitude in the comments section!

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If you are an All in One WP Migration user and have been using it to import your file, you must have encountered the most common problem of getting stuck at the import, or import size being smaller than the file to be imported. Well, you’re not alone in this. There are many users who have registered numerous complaints related to All in One WP Migration. The issues faced by the users of All in One WP Migration are:

  • Import stuck at any random number.
  • The upload file size is less than the file to be uploaded.
  • The export failed due to network error.

These are indeed the most common issues faced by the users of All in One WP Migration plugin. If your problem is different than these problems, you can click here to send us your queries. Otherwise, you can continue to scroll down to find your solution!

Imagine you worked so hard on your website and exported it using the All in One WP Migration plugin. Now, when you try to upload your exported .wpress file, the import gets stucked for over 100 times. Trust me, you’re one of the 90 out of 100 people who suffer through this problem.

However, you may also accidentally succeed at this step. But this is highly unlikely. Therefore, the solutions below can help you succeed with your motive!

  • Add your exported file to the backup folder of the plugin you used in the newly created WordPress setup hosting (for those who have the exported file in absolutely any format).
  • Export existing WordPress website in some other format using any of the available plugins (for those who can still access the existing WordPress setup).
  • Create your new website using scratch (for those who failed to export their file and have no longer access to the previous WordPress setup Dashboard).

Guess what, the main motive of this article is to tell you that if your import is unsuccessful due to size or import stuck issue, the All in One WP Migration provides you a backup and restore option!

All you need to do to backup and restore your .wpress website using All in one WP Migration is:

  1. Reach out to your hosting control panel or host panel
  2. Search for File manager and open it
  3. File Manager will redirect you to your website hosting files
  4. In public_html folder, go to “wp-content” folder
  5. Go to “ai1wm-backups” directory
  6. Upload your .wpress website here!
  7. To Backup your file for free, you should download the plugin provided in the next section.

All in One WP Migration stuck tutorial hosting service control panel
Figure 1 - The File Manager on Hosting Control Panel
All in One WP Migration root folder public_html folder in hosting control panel (cpanel)
Figure 2 - The public_html folder in hosting file manager
All in One WP Migration wp-content folder in public_html folder
Figure 3 - wp-content folder in the public_html directory
All in One WP Migration backups
Figure 4 - The backup folder of All in One Migration plugin
All in One WP Migration backup and restore
Figure 5 - Upload your website in public_html/wp-content/Ai1wm-backups/ folder here as shown

This is size independent but can take time for longer files. Thus, be patient and stay calm! Furthermore, after this step, people who do not have All in One Migration Pro version fail to restore their websites. This ain’t a problem at all. Let’s discuss the solution in the section below!

Don’t be worried if you don’t have the All in One WP Migration Pro version. You can still restore your website using the method told here.

I had bought the All in One Migration Pro for $69 to get the unlimited size as well as restore this website somehow. Furthermore, I wanted to give away the plugin to help those who cannot afford it or wish to have a quick solution to their problems.

What you need to do to import and embed your website for free using the restore feature is to download the plugin provided below and follow the steps:

  • Download the All in One WP Migration Unlimited Extension by clicking here. If you have queries related to this, you can send us an email here.
  • Go to Dashboard of your newly set WordPress website and go to Plugins -> Add New -> Choose file.
  • Attach the downloaded file and insert the plugin.
  • Activate the plugin if not active yet.
  • Congratulations, now you can upload files of unlimited size and restore your website for free.
All in One Migration WordPress plugins installer and editor
Figure 10 - Add a new plugin from Dashboard and search "Increase Maximum Upload File Size"
All in One Migration uploading a plugin
Figure 7 - Uploading a plugin at WordPress
All in one Migration unlimited extension
Figure 8 - Add the downloaded plugin by choosing file and install it and then activate it
All in One Migration Free import and free restoration
Figure 9 - You can now backup files for free and import website as the maximum upload file size limit has been removed
This option is only for those who still have access to their previous WordPress website dashboard (the one which needs to be exported). Just in case if the import at the new WordPress dashboard fails, all you need to do is “download any other plugin other than the All in One WP Migration”. And always remember that each plugin exports file differently and not a single file generated by any other plugin can be used by another plugin. Following is the list of plugins that can help you export a WordPress website in a different format rather than .wpress extension:
  • Updraftplus (deals mostly with .zip and .csv extensions)
  • WordPress Exporter (Dashboard -> Tools -> Export)
  • Duplicator (Good for moving sites to a different host – difficult)
  • WP Import Export Lite (deals with .zip files)
  • Migrate Guru (Good for moving sites to a different host – medium)
  • WPvivid (A good tool for import, export, and backup).
  • Check this blog for more [9 Best WordPress Migration Plugins (Compared) (wpbeginner.com)]
By any one of these, you can easily export and import your website. The problem with the size will be discussed in another blog soon. For now, all you have to remember is that if you export a file using any of these plugins, you can only import it using the same plugin! For more information over this, you can always reach out for us at either the live chat, or by clicking here or visiting the contact page!

Running short on space provided by the hosting services and WordPress for uploading your file? Don’t worry! There are 6 solutions to your file size problem. Being the most commonly faced problem by the users who wish to either import their WordPress website or any other media file, WordPress and web hosting services provide you effective approaches to fix this. We ourselves fixed the size to 1GB as well as 2GB. This is very easy for sure. To increase upload file size is a convenient process and you can easily use all the proposed solutions over every kind of file and function!

The solutions of increasing maximum upload file size are:

  • Downloading a free plugin “Increase Maximum Upload File Size” (recommended)
  • Editing the .htaccess file in hosting file manager.
  • Editing the wp-config.php file in hosting file manager.
  • Editing the constants.php file in WordPress Dashboard.
  • Reaching out for hosting service provider to edit files or contact their support team.
  • (Only for All in One WP Migration plugin) Download the unlimited extension as described in links above.

Proposing the easiest and most convenient solution ever, you have to download the “Increase Maximum Upload File Size” which is a free plugin and has tendency to extend any plugin’s size beyond 1GB. Remember, don’t try to exceed the file size beyond what is sensible, otherwise your WordPress dashboard would start reacting highly insensibly! Perform the following steps:

  1. Go to WordPress Dashboard
  2. On the left navigation bar, find the “Plugins” option.
  3. Add a new plugin from the options.
  4. Search for “Increase Maximum Upload File Size”
  5. Install and activate the plugin.
  6. Go to the installed plugin to edit the settings
  7. Assign your desired size to the media files as well as non-media files.
All in One Migration WordPress plugins installer and editor
Figure 10 - Add a new plugin from Dashboard and search "Increase Maximum Upload File Size"
All in One Migration Increase upload file size
Figure 11 - Find, install and activate this plugin
Increase Maximum Upload File Size
Figure 12 - Change your file size limited by your hosting provider and smile!
While the website is being hosted, some constants are being set up to maintain a standard of the website hosted. As the requirements of progressive world demand more memory capacity, the hosting services set their own constant as per the maximum performance their servers can give. Thus, these constants set are often lesser than the constants desired by the website owners. Therefore, you can always edit these constants according to your choice (remembering not to mess with these constants, just edit them sensibly!). Here’s how you can increase your maximum file size:
  1. Go to your hosting dashboard provided by hosting service providers.
  2. Now, find file manager here and open it.
  3. Next, open the public_html folder.
  4. Find the .htaccess file here and open it.
  5. Place the following lines of code here as recommended in the picture.

## Start of code ##

php_value upload_max_filesize 1024M
php_value post_max_size 1024M
php_value memory_limit 2056M
php_value max_execution_time 0
php_value max_input_time 300

## End of Code ##

All in One WP Migration stuck tutorial hosting service control panel
Figure 13 - Hosting control panel file manager where you can find public_html folder
All in One WP Migration root folder public_html folder in hosting control panel (cpanel)
Figure 14 - Public_html (root) folder of your website in file manager
Increase Max upload file size
Figure 15 - In public_html folder of hosting service, open htaccess file
How to increase maximum upload file size
Figure 15 - Add the provided code just like this at the same place!

Remember not to touch any other statement! Furthermore, we kept these values at will and for what was necessary was us. We recommend you that your values should not be very large (say 10GB) in order to avoid possible contradictions that may occur.

Quite similar to the .htaccess amended file, there exists another way through which you can increase and maximize the maximum upload file size. The file “wp-config.php” lies in the same folder as .htaccess file. Follow the steps as prescribed below:
  1. Visit Hosting panel dashboard (cpanel or hpanel).
  2. Visit File Manager from the dashboard.
  3. Go to public_html folder (root folder).
  4. Open the wp-config.php file and paste the following lines of code:

@ini_set( 'upload_max_filesize' , '1024M' ); @ini_set( 'post_max_size', '1024M'); @ini_set( 'memory_limit', '2056M' ); @ini_set( 'max_execution_time', '0' ); @ini_set( 'max_input_time', '300' );

You will find your changes will map perfectly on to the WordPress website if and only if the code was placed correctly with correct values. This does not work for everyone, but can still be worked out. Once again, watch out before touching any other statement or adding ineligible values in these statements!
All in One WP Migration stuck tutorial hosting service control panel
Figure 16 - Hosting control panel file manager where you can find public_html folder
All in One WP Migration root folder public_html folder in hosting control panel (cpanel)
Figure 17 - Public_html (root) folder of your website in file manager
All in One Migration Increase Maximum upload file size by wp-config
Figure 18 - public_html directory contains wp-config.php file. Paste the code provided above anywhere in this file.

The most conveniently achievable but the highly sensitive solution to maximizing the maximum upload file size in WordPress is editing the constants.php. This solution is solely for increasing the size of plugins such as All in One WP Migration plugin. Follow the steps below to reach the file and edit it (for All in One WP Migration plugin users):

  1. Go to WordPress dashboard.
  2. Find Plugins option and hover the cursor over it.
  3. Visit the “plugin editor” option.
  4. Once you are directed to the plugins editor, you can see various files and an option to see all the plugins.
  5. Select the plugin of which you wish to upload the file size from the drop down menu (This is not for media files). 
  6. Go to constants.php file of that plugin (if available, exit otherwise).
  7. Find “Max Chunk Size” in that file.
  8. Edit these values on purpose (the values are provided in KBs).
  9. Update the file and save it. Task Accomplished!
Increase Maximum Upload File Size Plugin Editor
Figure 19 - WordPress Plugin Editor
All in One Migration Increase Maximum Upload File Size
Figure 20 - Editing the size on plugin editor in constants.php file of the plugin

A viable but lastly recommended solution for increasing the maximum upload file size is contacting the hosting service either through the live chat or mailing their support team. However, it is not likely to get a positive response every time but one can always be optimistic and reach out for help.

Furthermore, you can also edit the hosting files yourself. They are available in the very same folder as your website and it is easy to edit these files. Make sure you do it only if you’re confident. Our team uses Hostinger and thus, we know how to edit the php files. You can reach out for help if required. Cheer up!

If you wish to import your exported WordPress file using All in One WP Migration plugin, you can simply import your .wpress extension website using the import feature if your import doesn’t get stuck. Otherwise, you can use this file to download and activate the plugin to allow you to restore website for free (as provided above). Just in case if you still have access to your previous dashboard, you can download other migration plugins as recommended by our team. Furthermore, if the website import fails using the All in One WP Migration plugin because the file size if larger than the maximum upload file size limit, you can use any of the ways described above. At last, I would like to say that by giving up, nothing can be helped. But by not giving up, your cause can be helped!

thank you for your time!

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4 months ago

I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting
my own blog and was wondering what all is required
to get setup? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
I’m not very internet savvy so I’m not 100% sure.
Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Fouzan Asif
4 months ago
Reply to  Tessa

Greetings Tessa!
Team Optimistic Writes would love to assist you with your required information.
We started the blog website in August 2021. Here’s how:

1. You’ll need a hosting service through which your blog website will be live (We use and prefer Hostinger).

2. You’ll need to buy a WordPress-supported hosting plan for the hosting service. For that, you’ll have to pay some price because there’s nothing useful free in the world.

3. Once you buy the package, buy their domain (which is free for one year) (Domain is your website URL name. Example: optimistic-writes.com) (.com domains are preferable)

4. Set up WordPress hosting (using tutorials or my personal help)

5. Set up WordPress Dashboard (Here’s the place you’ll launch your blog website)

Our website is built on WordPress and we use Hostinger as our hosting service provider.
In order to create a good WordPress website, you can watch tutorials on YouTube. Or, I can help you create one.
For my services, you can contact me at my personal email address ([email protected] or [email protected])
For more information, feel free to comment, ping, or mail us anytime.

Fouzan Asif,
Team Optimistic Writes

4 months ago

Hey there! Quick question that’s totally off topic.
Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My website looks weird when viewing
from my iphone 4. I’m trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to fix
this problem. If you have any recommendations, please share.


5 months ago

Hi would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with?
I’m going to start my own blog soon but I’m having a hard
time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and
Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design and style seems
different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique.
P.S Sorry for being off-topic but I had to ask!

Fouzan Asif
5 months ago
Reply to  Ernestine

Greetings Ernestine.
We are currently using WordPress as our blogging platform. Our team considered WordPress as the most convenient and desirable option for blogging.
And guess what, we’re quite happy to find a desirable theme among hundreds of admirable themes 🙂

5 months ago

Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
youu made blogging look easy. The overall look of your site iis fantastic, as well as the content!

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