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:
- import might be stuck at 0%
- unable to import
- 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.
After you click restore, you will see a modal like the one below. Click proceed.
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:
- The import feature plugin feature works with no issues
- Their pricing is the cheapest out there buy still high-quality service
- 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 🙂