All in one wp migration stuck at 0. Two easy solutions to fix your problem.

All-in-One WP Migration import stuck at 0% is a well know problem a lot of users are experiencing. In this article, I am going to provide you with two working solutions to this problem. If you are experiencing the error messages below, then you came to the right place:

  1. import might be stuck at 0%
  2. unable to import
  3. import keeps loading

All in one wordpress migration plugin is something I have been using for the past three years to export a wordpress website and import it on another website. When I am working on a new WordPress website, I work locally on my computer and then I upload it on a server once I am ready.

The first solution (it works 100%) – using the plugin restore feature

In the first solution, we have to use an older version of the All in one wordpress plugin for the solution to work, due to the fact that the backup feature was removed from the newest plugin version. You can download an older version of the plugin here. We will use the plugin in step 3 below.

After you finish the steps below, you can update the plugin to the latest version with no problems.

So let’s start fixing this issue once and for all.

1- Export your WordPress site

By exporting your site using the export feature, you should finish with a .wpress file.

2- Upload the .wpress site on your new server

Using an FTP client, upload the .wpress file in the following directory: wp-content/ai1wm-backups/

3- Restore the file you uploaded on your server

As previously mentioned, to proceed with this step, you have to install and use an older version of the plugin. Please download the older version here, and install it. If you have then newest one installed, please delete it first prior to installing the older version.

After you install the plugin, click All-in-one WP Migration > Backups, and you will find the file you uploaded (.wpress file )  there… Click on the Restore.

all in one wp migration stuck 0

After you click restore, you will see a modal like the one below. Click proceed.

all in one wp migration restore

After the process finished you end up with the following modal.

The second solution – Checking your hosting settings

Trust me, what I am going to say might sound weird but it is the truth. Some hosting settings are blocking the process in uploading the .wpress file the normal and easier way and this is due to some ‘security’ issues.

All of my websites were hosted with Godaddy at that time and after multiple times with no success, I switched hosting to Siteground.

At Siteground, I had no issues using the plugin from day one. After I did some research I had a look at the browser console and I noticed that on GoDaddy I was experiencing a server execution timeout. When I spoke to their chat support, they told me that they can do nothing.

If you are experience issues, I highly recommend Siteground because:

  1. The import feature plugin feature works with no issues
  2. Their pricing is the cheapest out there buy still high-quality service
  3. The speed of their servers is amazing. One of my websites used to load in 7 seconds. When I moved the website on their server, it was loading within 3 seconds (and yes same server location)

Feel free to read my blog post about my personal experience comparing the speed between Siteground and other hosting services.

I hope this article helped you. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. Happy problem-solving 🙂


Hi I'm Rene Vigar

Hi, I’m Rene Vigar, a UX UI Designer with front-end development skills. Join me here, on renevigar.com for weekly tips and tutorials about UX UI Design and UI Development. I am also a part-time blogger writing for Medium, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc, Business Insider and more.

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7 Replies to "All in one wp migration stuck at 0. Two easy solutions to fix your problem."

  1. SEO Services

    January 30, 2020 at 12:27 am

    Awesome post! Keep up the great work! 🙂

    Reply
  2. Molo Poulsen

    February 1, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Dear René Vigar
    If i want to make a clone to a subdomain, will there be any problems with the permalink structure if I use a back up?
    Is there any way I can prevent this?
    Thank you in advance
    Best regards
    Molo

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    • ReneVigar

      April 9, 2020 at 9:09 pm

      Hi Molo, I am very sorry for the late reply but for some reason, your comment was marked as spam. Apologies again 😀

      With regards to your question, first of all, I always recommend creating a backup before doing anything. You can you all-in-one wp plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-wp-migration/

      Secondly, no there will not be any issues with broken links or any other technical related issues BUT always pay attention to SEO. Let’s say you own http://www.molo.com and then you decide to have a subdomain productx.molo.com.

      Now if you have http://www.molo.com/myproducts , in the sub domain that comes as productx.molo.com/myproducts

      if you have any questions or need more help, feel free to reach me on renevigar@gmail.com

      Reply
  3. David

    April 10, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    Amazing blog article. Helped me solving this issue.

    Reply
  4. Muhammad Farhan

    May 13, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Hello thank you for a wonderful blog, the first method worked for me I was so worried about my client’s website because the plugin was not working to import data from my localhost then I read this blog and did everything you said and boom it worked, Thank you so much you are great

    Reply
  5. swam tomy

    June 6, 2020 at 3:39 am

    here i found a solution at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAPQAAxWci4

    Reply

Hi I'm Rene Vigar

Hi, I’m Rene Vigar, a UX UI Designer with front-end development skills. Join me here, on renevigar.com for weekly tips and tutorials about UX UI Design and UI Development. I am also a part-time blogger writing for Medium, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc, Business Insider and more.