RE: can you confirm if this is still the best way to export from my old website to my new one?
If you data in the directory falls within the export limitation I mentioned in my last reply. Yes, this would be the easiest. If the data does not fall within that export limitation. The best way to is to migrate the Connections database tables.
RE: is the beta still available?
The beta I was referring to has actually been released already. There is now a new beta in which you can opt into receiving. This new beta’s primary focus has been far more performant imports when importing 10’s of thousands of entries. Improved user feedback of the import process with downloadable CSV files of entries which either failed or were skipped during the import. It also better deals with a few of the most common issues have run into. You can opt into the beta from the Connections : Settings Betas admin page.
RE: when I go to the import section of the new site and click upload nothing happens
The Import tools found on the Connections : Tools admin page? What do you mean by “*nothing happens”? Could you give more details on what you see?
Also, I must point out… That tools specifically says that it is to bulk import categories. Roughly once a month someone confuses that tool as a method to import entries despite its name, description and the documentations focus on categories. Is there something I could add/change that would have made that more apparent to you so I can help avoid further confusion?