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Moving a worpress site to a new domain - is it hard?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by islandman1010, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. islandman1010

    islandman1010 Elite Member

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    Hi,

    I have a site running with Wordpress but I want to move the whole thing to a new host and a new domain name. Is there a way to do this where all the internal page links etc will correct themselves when its on the new domain or is there going to be a lot of manual rewriting involved.?

    Thanks

    Islandman
     
  2. mrmidjam

    mrmidjam Regular Member

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    You just need to:

    1. transfer all your files to the new host.
    2. export your wordpress database mysql in phpmyadmin.
    3. create the same named database in your new domain phpmyadmin.
    4. import the exported mysql code into your new database.
    5. look for "wp_options" table in your database and change the url.
    6. change the urls in your "wp-config" file.
    7. check your footer.php and other files for urls to change.

    I think thats about it.
     
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  3. islandman1010

    islandman1010 Elite Member

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    That is just the answer I was hoping for. I can manage that. Many thanks
     
  4. luckyman

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    iglow Elite Member

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    its very simple ;) move all files, make db, change wp-config for the new server and thstd it
     
  6. ianbong

    ianbong Newbie

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    lots of options, just search for Google.
     
  7. regcleaner

    regcleaner Junior Member

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    can I do server to server ftp transfer? or I need to download it first to my harddisk?
     
  8. kenjiamano

    kenjiamano Junior Member

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    guyz.. there's a video posted about this in here... i dunno where it is exactly.. just use the search button, i think u should be able to find it out!
     
  9. misulicus

    misulicus Regular Member

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    i saw a site once that does that for u
    wordpress and all other kind of transfers of installs
    not sure if i`m allowed to post the link but here it is
    http://www.wptransfers.com