Video: On the move: Website migrations debunked

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2017 website at

Session Description:
Migrations are a thing we have to do sometimes but dread doing. You ask yourself before, will it go okay? You think later, did I forget anything?

In this talk I’m going to give you some key insights into migrating information from to a self-hosted site. After we’ll discuss the details of migrating a production web site from one host to another. I’ll give you the tools to test the migration before completely flipping the switch. Lastly, we’ll talk about when you want to migrate content from a development copy of the site over to your production site.

Jonathan Perlman

What is WPCampus?
WPCampus 2017 was the second annual in-person conference for the WPCampus community, a gathering of web professionals, educators and people dedicated to the confluence of WordPress in higher education. The event took place July 14-15 on the campus of Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Learn more about the event at

Session Video

Jonathan Perlman

Senior Web Developer, Dawson College@jpurpleman

Jonathan Perlman is an experienced web developer and teacher who works for Dawson College in Montreal, Quebec. He builds custom web solutions for the students, faculty and staff. Recently he’s been leveraging WordPress more and more to do the heavy lifting while focusing on the needs of the institution with custom themes and plugins. Some of his sites have been built for a select few whereas others are visited by 12,000+ applicants. Jonathan is also an instructor for Dawson’s Centre for Training and Development specializing in web technologies such as HTML, CSS, PHP and WordPress.

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