Move An Exsisting Website To New Domain

by zoro
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I have a Wordpress site that no longer fully represents the domain name host.
I have purchased a new domain name but do not know how to move the exsisting website from the old and onto the new domain.?

Greatfull for any assistance.
#domain #exsisting #move #website
  • Profile picture of the author phpbbxpert
    Well there are some key facts needed.

    Are you just parking a new domain or completely moving between hosts?
    What type of hosting? (cPanel, etc...) needed for specific instructions.

    Before you do anything!
    Download a copy of your files and the MySQL database for a safe backup.
    Other than that I need answers to the first questions.
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    • Profile picture of the author zoro
      Originally Posted by phpbbxpert View Post

      Well there are some key facts needed.

      Are you just parking a new domain or completely moving between hosts?
      What type of hosting? (cPanel, etc...) needed for specific instructions.

      Before you do anything!
      Download a copy of your files and the MySQL database for a safe backup.
      Other than that I need answers to the first questions.
      phpbbxpert, No I will not be parking it. I want to set up the exsisting wordpress website up onto a new domain name, and delete the old domain name. I am using cPanel and Fantastico.
      I have an auto wordpress backup plugin installed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Squid




    1 - EXPORT your OLD BLOG from the OLD DOMAIN.

    2 - Install WP onto your NEW DOMAIN using fantastico

    3 - Log into the WP-ADMIN on your NEW DOMAIN

    4 - IMPORT the OLD BLOG (same file you saved during the Export).

    5- Good To Go!
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  • Profile picture of the author mrmagos
    The Wordpress Codex has documentation on this.
    Changing The Site URL « WordPress Codex
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    • Profile picture of the author zoro
      Thanks everyone for your assistance and advice.
      I have followed BigSquid's instructions and all is working well.

      Once again ... thanks guys!
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