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Clone a wordpress blog

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by GoogleMarketing101, May 13, 2010.

  1. GoogleMarketing101

    GoogleMarketing101 Regular Member

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    I have a blog that I would like to copy and paste to another domain, does anyone have a tutorial I can use?
     
  2. danielbd

    danielbd Newbie

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    there are some things you need to transfer.
    a) database
    b) costume settings
    c) Theme

    A bit more detail:
    a) to backup the database your host CP may have tools or you can use phpmyadmin
    then need to restore the database to the new server
    b) You should identify all the costume settings i.e pluggings, wordpress settings them need to set them same at the new server.
    c) Theme: need to copy the theme folder and place at new server.

    Those are just clue for you. One thing I must say, moving wordpress hosting is simple process but sometime it is really complex.

    Best wishes.
     
  3. zestoi

    zestoi Newbie

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    tar or zip to copy the files and mysqldump or phpmysadmin to dump the database. if any nasty hard coded links reference the old site in the mysqldump you can do a text search replace and then mysql (i hate mysqlimport) or phpmyadmin to import. always worked for me.

    i would do this over a vanilla install on the target system and then having to copy your theme etc - but both ways will work.

    as said above there can often be some fiddly bits to sort out - re: hardcoded links etc.