Documentation

Theme & Plugin Files Addon

The Theme & Plugin Files Addon provides functionality to migrate theme and plugin files along with your database and media files as fast as FTP (if not quicker) without requiring FTP access.

The primary benefit of using this addon is that it simplifies deployments and setting up staging or development sites. If you combine this addon with the Media Files addon, you can migrate an entire website to any local development environment, staging environment, or new hosting platform.

Installing the Theme & Plugin Files Addon

To download the Theme & Plugin Files Addon, login to My Account and head to the Downloads section of your Licenses tab. Alternatively, you can install the addon’s directly from your WordPress Dashboard, by navigating to Tools -> Migrate DB Pro -> Addons and click Install under “Theme & Plugin Files”.

Include Theme & Plugin files in a migration

During a site migration, you will now be able to enable the Theme Files and Plugin Files options.

Theme & Plugin Files

You can select all themes or plugins to migrate or only specific ones. It is also possible to exclude individual files, like git or node directories, using the .gitignore syntax

WP CLI

We added the Theme and Plugin files support for our CLI addon in the WP Migrate DB Pro 2.0 release. This update adds theme and plugin related parameters to the push and pull subcommands, giving you the options to include the theme and plugin files in your CLI migrations.

wp migratedb pull https://hellfish.media \
    <SECRET-KEY> \
  --theme-files=make,twentytwentyone \
  --plugin-files=happyforms,akismet

Don’t have a WP Migrate DB Pro license yet? The Themes and Plugin Files Addon is available for Developer licenses and higher.