How to copy a WP site to another domain?

by Mynt
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I've customized a WP and would like to practically copy and paste everything into another domain.

Just wondering what's the best way to do this.


Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Innercore
    Here is the easy Solution : If you have Sufficient funds..
    Buy or Get WP-Cloner for Cloning to New Domains
    OR
    Buy or Get Wordpress-Cloner for Cloning to Sub Domains.

    If you newbie in IM and don't want to spend a dime for this process,follow these :

    1.Download WP DB Backup Plugin
    2.Upload to existing wordpress site and Activate it.
    3.Under this plug in options,find the back up menu and back up everything that includes all plug in settings and download to your desktop.
    4.Extract the Zip file and find the sql file.Open with your text editor,find this line..
    "INSERT INTO wp_options VALUES(1,0,siteurl,...Your existing site URL)"
    Replace this with new server URL
    Likewise find another line
    "INSERT INTO wp_options VALUES(39,0,siteurl,..Your existing site URL)"
    Replace this with new server URL
    5.Download entire wordpress folder to your desktop via FTP.
    6.Go to your new server C Panel and log in to PHP MyAdmin.
    7.Create a new database and import the sql file from the desktop.
    8.Open the wordpress folder and find the wp-config file.Change the database configuration and enter the new database details.
    9.Upload this folder to your new server.
    10.Log-in to the new wordpress using same username and password.

    That's it.

    Note :If your old database is more than 2mb,then use bid dump.
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    • Profile picture of the author Luckies
      Hello Mynt,

      you can export all the content the blog directly from the admin area, the exact path on the latest version of Wordpress is:

      Dashboard --> Tools --> Export

      It will output an xml file, you just need to import that on the new empty blog, and you have an exact clone of the blog.

      Hope this helps you.
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      • Profile picture of the author edseward
        Is there any software on the market that set up wordpress on the new domain as part of the process of transferring an existing site to the new domain?

        The current software all seem to require that you first create a wordpress installation on the new domain, then transfer everything to that installation of wordpress using the software.

        Yes, this saves some time but even more time could be saved if a software would set up wordpress on the new domain, then transfer all the files from the old domain to the new domain.

        But I haven't found anything that would do this.
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      • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
        Originally Posted by Luckies View Post

        It will output an xml file, you just need to import that on the new empty blog, and you have an exact clone of the blog.
        Not true... it will NEVER be an exact clone/copy.

        That method transfers ONLY the content... but not the settings, plugin settings, theme settings, themes, uploaded (media) files etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    4.Extract the Zip file and find the sql file.Open with your text editor,find this line..
    "INSERT INTO wp_options VALUES(1,0,siteurl,...Your existing site URL)"
    Replace this with new server URL
    Likewise find another line
    "INSERT INTO wp_options VALUES(39,0,siteurl,..Your existing site URL)"
    Actually, one of the values is "home" and the other one is "site_url"
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    If you just want the visual part of it (including the changes made in php files), download the theme folder via FTP, and then upload it to new site again via FTP.
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  • Profile picture of the author ktmakwana
    Originally Posted by Mynt View Post

    I've customized a WP and would like to practically copy and paste everything into another domain.

    Just wondering what's the best way to do this.


    Thanks!
    If you do not wish to get involved with technical stuff then you could outsource it to someone on Fiverr.com.
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  • Profile picture of the author amilajoy
    You are talking about moving wordpress. I can't post link as I'm only have few posts. Do a search in google "How to move wordpress" .
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    • Profile picture of the author nwutopia02
      For clean and easy transfer, export XML from original site and in new site, import the XML. Install theme and plugins in test/support WP site.
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  • Profile picture of the author MattSchoenherr
    The skinny from WordPress: codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress
    Matt

    p.s.- I would have placed the http :// in front of the link to make it work, but apparently I'm still under 15 posts and therefore can't send a complete link yet. ;o]
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  • Profile picture of the author frenchsquared
    so... how many of you have used any of the above methods?

    Does the xml export bring the image? I have not tried.
    This would be the only simple option.

    What Istvan Horvath is the most accurate. I have moved many installations.

    Copying the database will not bring the image.

    Copying the directory and database will move the image, but the paths will be wrong.
    When you create a post and add an image, Worpdress hardcodes the site url. So...
    Moving everything will result in broken images. You will have to manually rename the images or do a global replace on the old domain name.

    Wordpress never mentions moving the images.

    I allway manually copy the directories, copy the db, then make my own script
    that checks each post, and rewrite the image paths.
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