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How To Duplicate a WP Site?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by its2die4, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. its2die4

    its2die4 Regular Member

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    Hi guys (& gals) -hoping someone can help to explain the easiest way that I can port (duplicate) my entire WP site onto another persons hosting account who wants the exact same website for their own? Here's my site located on Bluehost and I want to duplicate it onto his Hostgator account
    HTML:
    http://www.SincereWealth.com
    thank!
     
  2. craigslistguy

    craigslistguy Regular Member

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    get a sql dump of your site (should also include wp content and all that)

    Go in and change url of your site to his site.

    upload that file dump on a sql database..(you will most likely have to make a new sql database for the new site)

    Usually if you change everything and upload it on your root and send in a ticket to your hosting company they will do the rest....
     
  3. utuhkulalil

    utuhkulalil Newbie

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    okey thank you, I also want to try, hopefully I succeeded
     
  4. roberteb

    roberteb Regular Member

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    The easiest way if you're not technical is BackupBuddy. It will easily backup your WP installation and then migrate it to a new server. It is a paid product though although I have seen it in the BHW download forum.
     
  5. maryoto

    maryoto Junior Member

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    WPTwin
    Code:
    http://wptwin.net/
     
  6. thevil

    thevil Junior Member

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    Hostgator will do it (migration) for free when you sign up.

    If not,
    Backup everything. Save the wordpress sql database through PHPMyadmin

    copy all files (Non tech way is through FTP) to new host.

    Then
    Code:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress
    
    Edit wp-config.php with new settings and import your old WP DB to the new one.