Issue migrating site from staging to a Local site using WP Migrate Pro

What issue or error are you experiencing?

I am getting an error when trying to pull a staging site to my local site using WP Migrate Pro. I reached out their support and they said the issue is with permissions on the themes folder. Is it possible to change the permissions? The import is failing at the themes stage as it can’t write to a tmp folder.

What steps can be taken to replicate the issue? Feel free to include screenshots, videos, etc

System Details

  • Local Version: 7.1.2+6410

  • **Operating System (OS) and OS version: Windows 11 **

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Hi @bd79

I believe WP Migrate Pro can only pull/push incremental changes with Local but not a full site. You can create a simple zip export of the site that you should be able to drag and drop into Local. If you get something like an “incompatible zip” error try reducing the export down to just the WP Content and SQL files.

Hi Nick B, thanks for the reply. I was only trying to migrate incremental changes. It is having an issue with moving a file into a /tmp folder. I am able to migrate the entire site to local using the zip method and also migrate incremental changes from local to staging, just not the other way round.

Sorry for my misunderstanding there! You should be able to check and change permissions a couple of different ways either with FTP or with CLI. This article below will go into more detail. To get started with CLI you would just use the Open Site Shell in your Local app (under your site name).

Brilliant, thank you. I will try that and let you know how I get on.

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