oo7ml — 2012-03-30T07:19:33-04:00 — #1
Hi, i need to move a Wordpress site from one server to another (one domain to another domain)
I have downloaded the theme and i have also exported the XML file...
What else do i need to get from the current site, do i need to copy over the uploads folder also, thanks in advance for your help
ralphm — 2012-03-30T08:31:30-04:00 — #2
You need to move a copy of the entire site—files, database and all—across to the new server. Does either server have CPanel? If so, you can do an automatic backup of everything in one hit and move it all over. Often your new web host will help to move everything over.
oo7ml — 2012-03-30T10:15:50-04:00 — #3
Ok cool, i thought i only needed everything from wp-content
uncensored — 2012-04-03T13:59:52-04:00 — #4
At least 24 hours before you move the site I suggest asking your current host to lower your TTL to 300. This will resolve traffic to the new host 5 minutes after changing the name servers.
w1nk5 — 2012-04-05T20:05:13-04:00 — #5
I use a plugin called Backup Buddy to migrate WordPress websites. It's pretty slick. You can literally migrate a website in less than 10 minutes.
Watch the video labelled Migrate.
oo7ml — 2012-04-06T06:08:32-04:00 — #6
Cool, thanks... i'll check it out...