How do you sell a Wordpress Site?

by Marhelper 9 replies
It is hosted on my Hostgator. I have sold sites before but never tried selling Wordpress site.
#main internet marketing discussion forum #sell #site #wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author martinp
    Sell it just like you would any other site. The transfer is a bit more complicated though - there was a couple of threads on how to transfer a wordpress blog back on the old forum if you do a search.
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  • Profile picture of the author Art Turner
    The basic steps are

    1. Export and download your mySQL database
    2. Download your WordPress files from the old host and upload to the new house
    3. Create a my SQL database on the new host and import your data
    4. Edit your WP config file with the new database information

    If you need more detail, let me know or Google "how to transfer a WordPress blog"

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    • Profile picture of the author rmholla
      Selling a wordpress site isn't really any different, you can use the same sales sites (like Sitepoint Marketplace) to advertise it.

      If it is the only website you have hosted on that account, just transfer the hosting account to the buyer or leave the transferring of the files up to the buyer.

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  • Profile picture of the author Yadira Barbosa
    I sell several wordpress sites, on eBay for a good profit, people really want a working website, they really don't care the platform.

    Then I charge $4.99 for hosting of a $40 transfer fee if they want to transfer the website to their own hosting company.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Cavalli
      If you are looking for a selling channel, I would recommend starting with Ebay.

      If you have a strong domain and website... that is currently making good money...

      I would then recommend the Sitepoint Marketplace.

      I look to Ebay when I sell Turnkey Websites for several hundred dollars.

      I look to Sitepoint Marketplace when I sell Established Websites for tens of thousands.
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    • Profile picture of the author abelacts
      Same here, I let the buyer do the transfer. What makes things easy is you have a reseller hosting account and create a separate account for each website you sell. This really makes it easy as compared to having multiple domains on one account.
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      • Profile picture of the author PRandContent
        You can set up an ad for it in the Classifieds Section of this forum or post your ad in other forums.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
          What you need to transfer a WordPress site is:

          1) The database, since that's where all the posts and such are.

          2) The theme, since that's the site's design.

          3) The plugins, since the site is using their functionality.

          So the database and two directories (wp-content/themes, wp-content/plugins). Everything else is part of a WordPress install, the buyer could just download it from

          Or just zip up the file and the database as an export from phpMyAdmin.
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