Importing All-in-One WP Migration data to shifter-local

About this article

shifter-local is the local debugging environment for Shifter developers. You can import or migrate the production or staging environment data with All-in-One WP Migration plugin into the debugging environment.

This article describes how to import ai1wm data to WordPress on shifter-local and access WordPress dashboard after importing.

Please also refer Shifter Local Explained how to set up shifter-local environment on your local.

Importing All-in-One WP Migration data

Login to WordPress environment


Install All-in-One WP Migration plugin

Log in to your new WordPress site, navigate to the WordPress Plugins directory and install or upload the All-in-One WP Migration Plugin.

After activating the plugin, navigate to the All-in-One WP Migration Plugin Import page.

Importing your Backup

From the All-in-One WP Migration Import page you can select or drag your backup to begin the process.

Once the import is complete, it will ask to overwrite data and files. Since this is a new WordPress install this should be okay to do.

Log out and login WordPress environment agian


If you cannot login with credential error, you should update user password.

Updating user password

Accessing Docker environment

After booting up docker with shifter-local

docker exec -i -t shifter-local_wp_1 /bin/bash

Dive into WordPress directory

cd web/wp

Search and detect user name for resetting password

wp user list

You’ll get user list

zsh 1794 % wp user list
| ID | user_login | display_name | user_email | user_registered | roles |
| 2 | johndoe | johndoe | | 2021-02-04 09:44:35 | editor |
| 1 | admin | admin | | 2021-02-04 09:41:32 | administrator |

Run wp-cli command

Let’s reset johndoe’s password.

wp user update 2 --user_pass=TYPE-NEW-PASSWORD

Also refer to WP-CLI Commands official document: wp user update

Login with new password

Access and input user name and password you’ve reset above.

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