SiteGround Migrator Plugin: Can not download manifest file | The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found

If you encounter the following error:

Can not download manifest file | The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found

while using the SiteGround Migrator plugin to migrate your existing self-hosted WordPress website from your current hosting platform to SiteGround, you might need to fix the files and folder permissions of your WordPress installation.

Open a ssh session to your current hosting platform and use these two commands to set the correct permissions:

find /path/to/your/wordpress/installation -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;

find /path/to/your/wordpress/installation -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;

Alternatively, in case you do not have ssh access, you could use the admin panel or (s)FTP manager of your current hosting platform to set the permissions on all folders to 755 (owner: read/write/execute | group: read/execute | world: read/execute) and 644 (owner: read/write | group: read | world: read) to all files inside the WordPress installation directory.

After the permissions have been corrected, just restart the SiteGround Migration plugin to transfer your website!

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