How to Export Your FI Site

By Michelle Renee Morales|May 1, 2017|Tech Tip|1 comments

This tutorial walks users through how to export your FI WordPress site. First we will break down the differences between having an FI child site and hosting your own site with WordPress.org. The biggest reason why you should consider exporting your site, is if you wish to have more control over your site.

 

Futures Initiative WordPress Site

WordPress.org Site

Only FI web developers can download themesYou can download themes
Only FI web developers can download pluginsYou can download plugins
FI hosts the siteYou must host the site
FI domain nameYour own domain name

 

FI child sites are part of the FI network, which means that installs (themes, plugins, etc.) are managed by the FI web developers. Therefore, the process requires a request and approval by the FI team before any install is made. If you wish to have complete control over installs on your site then exporting your site would be a good idea.  Exporting your site also gives you the opportunity to change the domain name, i.e. your website url. Since your site is currently part of the FI network, it’s domain name will always include futuresinitiative.org/. If you wish to have a shorter, transparent, and more search friendly name then exporting your site is a good idea. However, keep in mind that exporting your site and changing your domain name will require some payment on your end, usually a minimal monthly hosting fee. WordPress.org provides a great list of affordable and reliable hosting options. If you do wish to export your site, you can follow the instructions below.

 

3 Easy Steps

Step 1: Login to your site, go to your Dashboard, go to Tools and click on Export.

 

Step 1 - Export Image

 

Step 2: In the Export window, make sure that All Content is selected and then click on Download Export File.

 

Step 2 - Export Image

 

Step 3: You can now use the Import function in another WordPress installation to import the content from this site. Congratulations!

For questions or tech support from the Futures Initiative web developers, please contact support@futuresinitiative.org.

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