Mousebuilt logo Mousebuilt

Migrating from Mousebuilt to stand-alone WordPress.

1: Log In 

Log into your site administration at yoursite.com.au/wp-admin/

From the left column, select Tools -> Export

2: Export

From the next page, select ‘Download Export File’. A copy of your site content will be downloaded to your device.

Important: Take note of where this file is downloaded to. You’ll need to import it into your new site.

3: Install import tool on the new site

Log into wp-admin on your new WordPress website.

From the new site wp-admin, go to Tools -> Import -> WordPress -> Install Now

4: Start Import

From the new site wp-admin, go to Tools -> Import -> WordPress

Select the ‘Choose File’ button to select the export file you downloaded in step 2.

Click ‘Upload file and import’

4: Import content

All imported content will be assigned to a specific use. Select the user you wish to assign the content to.

Important: Ensure that ‘Download and import file attachments’ is checked!

Click ‘Submit’. The process may take a few minutes.

5: Select a theme

Select Appearance – > Add New

You can choose any theme you like from the WordPress library, but for the purposes of this exercise, we recommend you search fro and install ‘GeneratePress’ from this page. 

6: Install theme

Hover over the GeneratePress theme icon and click ‘Install’

Hover over the GeneratePress theme icon and click ‘Activate’. 

7: Install Elementor

Click Plugins

Search for the plugin ‘Elementor’.

Click ‘Install now’ on the Elementor plugin icon.

Click ‘Activate’ on the Elementor plugin icon.

8. Completion

If everything has worked properly, all page content should have been copied across from your old site.

You’ll notice that the header and footer have not been copied over, as they are not included in the free version of Elementor. You can either upgrade to Elementor Pro (paid version), and follow their instructions for headers and footers or rebuild your header and footer following the documentation in your new theme.

As always, please contact us if you have any questions.