Migrating from SEOPress to Rank Math SEO is a lot easier and we ensure that your post SEO metadata gets migrated carefully so that you don’t lose anything in the process and don’t have to configure all your SEO metadata once again.
In this knowledgebase article, we’ll discuss how you can import the data from SEOPress and SEOPress Pro into Rank Math SEO.
Note: We recommend backing up your site before you begin the migration process.
1 Using Rank Math Setup Wizard
You can import data from the SEOPress plugin to the Rank Math SEO plugin right away with our Setup Wizard by following the exact steps shown below.
1.1 Open Rank Math Setup Wizard
When you install the Rank Math plugin for the first time, the Setup Wizard will get initiated automatically. In case, if the Setup Wizard doesn’t start on its own, you can always start it from WordPress Dashboard → Rank Math SEO → Dashboard → Setup Wizard.
The Setup Wizard will look like this:
1.2 Deactivate SEOPress Plugin
When you scroll down the page a little bit, you can notice the Rank Math running compatibility tests to identify any conflicting plugins. Click the More button to see if there are any conflicting SEO plugins installed on your website.
If SEOPress has been installed on your website, you can safely deactivate the plugin from here — so that you won’t end up over-optimizing your website for search engines. We will import the data from the SEOPress plugin in the next step.
1.3 Start Setup Wizard
Once you’ve deactivated the plugin, click the Start Wizard button.
1.4 Import Data from SEOPress
In the next step, you can find the input data available from the SEOPress plugin — we recommend selecting all the data so that you don’t lose anything in this migration process.
You can also choose to recalculate SEO scores along with. However, please note, this method will only update the SEO score of posts set as N/A. Click the Start Import button, and within a few seconds, Rank Math will start importing your data.
You can check the status at the progress bar. Once your data is imported successfully, you can click Continue to proceed with the next step. You can refer to our detailed tutorial on our Setup Wizard for configuring the other settings available in the Setup Wizard.
2 Using Rank Math Import & Export
If you’ve skipped or missed importing data from the SEOPress plugin during the Setup Wizard — no issues, you can always import your data with the Rank Math Import & Export feature.
2.1 Open Import & Export
At first head over to Rank Math SEO → Status & Tools as shown below:
In the Status & Tools dashboard click on Import & Export tab.
2.2 Choose Data to Import
Scroll down a bit and you’ll find the Other Plugins section. You can find the SEOPress tab here. Under the SEOPress tab, you can choose all the data to be imported from the SEOPress plugin.
2.3 Import Data
Click on Import. A small message will be displayed on the screen that asks for your confirmation to import the settings. Click on OK.
The import will then start within a few seconds and all your data will be successfully imported to Rank Math SEO.
And, that’s it! We hope the tutorial was helpful in migrating from SEOPress to Rank Math. If you have absolutely any questions about moving over to Rank Math & getting started – feel free to reach out to our support team directly from here, and we’re always here to help.