Do Not Migrate a Site With WordPress Export/Import

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If you use the built-in import/export to migrate a WordPress site, you’re doing it wrong. You don’t save any of the site’s settings or the plugin settings. Please figure out a better way to migrate a site. What You’re Messing Up First of all, the WordPress export doesn’t move everything. Here’s what makes up your site: the core code, uploads, your theme, plugins (and their settings), posts, pages, users, and settings.