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How i copy wordpress site to another domain

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  1. ddppmm

    ddppmm Junior Member

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    hello

    recently i try to copy wordpress site to another domain. what i do i upload all the file from site ABCD.COM TO EFGH.COM
    what i understand its wrong method . so i wanted to know how i copy ??

    i have one domain name say abcd.com and one efgh.com
    i wanted to copy abcd.com to efgh.com

    pl advice me.
     
  2. luke6966

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    wp duplicator is a nice plugin that does that.
     
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  4. WadeyX

    WadeyX Junior Member

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    I used the BackupBuddy plugin.

    Simple and easy to use!
     
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    manual way: export the original database, edit the sql file to reflect the new home directory (/home/old_name-to-new_name/public_html/) - replace all founds.
    Exports all WP files, edit the wp-config.php (change the db name, db user and db password to new settings for new host)
    Upload the db and files to your new host.
    Done.
     
  7. blackmint

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    You can use Backupbuddy, if you are ready to spend.
    Else, go for Duplicator.
    Backupbuddy is feature rich.
    You can achieve the results from both of them.
     
  8. Ash2012

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    I do mine manually but I'm from a systems architecture background so I should know what I'm doing. It's actually easy but I can see how a total novice would get stuck. For that reason I would suggest going with one of the backup / move utils that a lot of people use. I personally don't like unnecessary plugins on an already bloated framework like WP.
     
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    2 ways:

    1 - Backupbuddy plugin
    2- Copy the all files from the FTP, then go to cPanel --- PHPmyadmin , select the database the site is using then export it, you will get a .sql file. The transfer the files to the new hosting, cPanel-- PHPmyadmin, upload the database, then in mysql create a username to that database. Then input the database, username and password in the wp-config file, and done!

    As you can see 1st way is the easiest!
     
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    I tell you how to do it:

    1. Install the plugin "BackWPup".
    2. Login to wp-admin and navigate to BackWPup.
    3. Create a job and select all the stuff you want to backup (do not forget database AND all files).
    4. Download the backup to your computer.
    5. Upload all the files from the backup to your new webserver.
    6. When you try to connect to your new domain, you will get a database error.
    7. Go to cPanel, click "Backups" and then restore your database using the "xxxxxx.sql" file which was also in the zip folder that you downloaded via "BackWPup". Check for that file, and upload it in the "Backups" option in cPanel.
    8. Now you need to create a new user in cPanel Databases and assign that user to the database you just backed up. Just choose a new random password for that user.
    9. Now go to your wordpress folder on your new webserver and open "wp-config.php".
    10. Put the new username and password of your database there, save the file and re-upload it to your new webserver.
    11. Visit your domain! Voila!
     
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  11. testdrive

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    +1 for backupbuddy. Very easy to use..
     
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    +1 for BackupBuddy. I have a legit license and cloning a website is easy, plus it allows you to backup full or database only on a scheduled basis.

    It's worth spending especially if your site is earning.
     
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    Another +1 for BackupBuddy.
    No need for manual work ... time is money.
     
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    The best and quick script for that is WPTWIN...2 clicks and your entire website is copied.
     
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    +1 for backup buddy, well worth the money.
     
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    Me too. I was quite looking for the same info. I have already have this page bookmarked! And even i had to pay someone last time to get this copy stuff done for me. but seems i am done! BHW rocks man!!!
     
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    I used WPBackup a lot and still use it for daily/weekly backup.
    But if you want to create an install file that create a copy of your old WordPress: download Duplicator.

    Free & reliable, it will ask for your the domain (very good if you changed it) and new DB information.

    This is a truly awesome plugin.
     
  19. ddppmm

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    thanks for the help .. can get any demo BackupBuddy
     
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    Duplicator is great for one-time backups and restorations, while BackupBuddy is the best solution for a proactive backup schedule.