Switch your WordPress site to ClassicPress

Migrating your WordPress website to ClassicPress is easy and only takes a few minutes. Follow the simple steps below to get started:

Step 1: Download our migration plugin

To download the plugin, go to the release page on GitHub and then click on switch-to-classicpress.zip under “Assets”. You don’t need to unzip it.

Step 2: Add the plugin to your WordPress installation

  • Login to your existing website and navigate to Plugins > Add Plugin
  • Press the Upload Plugin button at the top of the page
  • Browse to the file you downloaded on your computer and select the file
  • Press Install Now
  • Press Activate Plugin (activating the plugin will not switch your website – you’re in full control over when the switch will happen)

Step 3: Go to the ClassicPress migration screen

Once activated a new menu item will appear under your Tools menu. Hover over Tools and then press Switch to ClassicPress (clicking this link will not switch your website – you’re in full control over when the switch will happen)

Step 4: Run the migration

On the Switch to ClassicPress page you’ll see a series of circles – they should all be green with a big tick in the middle. If they’re not, this means your website might not be suitable for a switch – head over to our forums for support.

Important: the migration can take up to 60 seconds – please don’t refresh your browser screen.

Press the Switch this website to ClassicPress now button and wait for the installation to complete.

Step 5: Help support us!

We’re dedicated to making ClassicPress a success and with your help we can exceed our own goals. You can help in many ways:
  • Spread the word – share this page and talk about ClassicPress on social media, by email, by word of mouth
  • Get involved – we’re volunteer powered and your skills can be used!
  • Donate – help us fund our growth

Thank you for choosing ClassicPress!

Watch this short video to see the migration in action!

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Have questions?