How do I transfer Wordpress site to new host and on a brand new domain?

by webrunner00 1 replies
I have a site that I want to make a new start with using a new domain. No redirect, not bothered about keeping the link value from old site.

The site has some very good content, but Google treated it as an affilite site so I never really got any traffic from them. The site was an informational content site but designed like an affiliate one (using custom design) because I was promoting heavily a few affiliate products. (95% of the content on the site was non-affiliate in nature. I never got the deserved traffic from Google. Most of it came from Yahoo and Bing, the first time I got more traffic on a site from a search engine other than Google. I was getting around 200 to 250 uniques a day though reckon will have been 500 to 800 if Google ranked it.

Anyway, I am now looking to redo the site from scratch, starting on a new domain. I would like to keep the existing posts (of which there were around 150), as these were sort of 'evergreen'.

How do I configure the site to display the posts? I have uploaded (via FTP) the saved files and database of the old site to the public html on the new host and domain, but it doesn't show up.

I wanted to get a coder to set the site up but am afraid they may steal the content and set the site up on a domain of theirs. I don't believe they will as most are trustworthy, but there is always an element of risk when there's a bunch of content that isn't indexed. I don't have much protection if they do. I don't normally hesitate in using a coder if the work is beyond my scope because the site is already indexed and I have a backup on my local machine

Is there way, if I can't set the posts and the site structure on a new domain, extract the posts so I can manually publish the posts myself?

This is probably easy work for a coder/designer, but like I say I would be taking risk as the content is no longer published.
#website design #brand #domain #host #site #transfer #wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author Nabaleka
    First things first, WordPress posts are stored in the database, you need to export the old database and upload it into the new website.

    What you have is the files, uploads, themes and plugins but no content.

    The easiest way would have been to go to the old WordPress and use the export feature

    Then on the new WordPress you import and make sure to import attachments. (All this done while the old WordPress is still live). This is after you have imported the wp-config.php, .htaccess and wp-content folder of the old site.
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