I’ve had a few sites that I’ve recently migrated to new hosting at Kinsta (see my reasoning for Kinsta and other platforms here.
I have absolutely no complaints about WPengine, *but* when you do migrate away from their platform they seem to leave a bit of junk in your
Specifically these files:
If you just navigate to these files and attempt to delete them, you’ll break your new WP installation. Instead, download the old copy of your
wp-config.php file, rename it to wpconfig_old.php.
Take note of the following:
– Everything in
// ** MySQL settings ** //
– Authentication Unique Keys and Salts.
– WordPress Database Table prefix.
Kinsta also has a section that defines the absolute path to the WordPress directory. Check yours is the same as this:
Delete the following WPengine files
Once you’ve sFTP’d your new
wp-config.php file, you can safely delete the following files. Remember, it’s wise to back everything up before you start deleting. Just create a folder called “WPengine junk” and copy these files there before you delete on the server.
Navigate to the
mu-plugins folder and delete:
Then, navigate to the
wp-content folder and delete:
That’s it, all done.