Manually migrate a Beaver Builder site

There are third-party plugins you can use to migrate Beaver Builder sites to a new domain or location, but you can also migrate manually if you are careful about a couple things: updating the database and clearing the Page Builder cache. See the WordPress codex for information about migrating sites manually, and pay attention to the following sections.

Always use serialized search & replace

It’s important to use a serialized search and replace tool when changing URLs in the WordPress database, because many plugins, themes, and WordPress itself store arrays and objects in a serialized format, which becomes corrupted if you try to do a standard search and replace. If you use a backup plugin, make sure it uses serialized search and replace.

The proper way to manually migrate a WordPress database is by doing a serialized search and replace on the database. The fine folks at interconnect/it offer a Serialized Search and Replace tool. Make sure to use version 3.1.0 or higher.

Warning: Always make a backup of your database before running a search and replace!

Clear the Page Builder Cache

The Page Builder plugin caches image and asset URLs, so it’s also important to clear the Page Builder cache after migrating.

See the Related Articles for detailed information on how to clear the Page Builder cache.