wordpress site transfer

Posted on 2012-08-30
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Last Modified: 2012-08-31
I'm working on a client site that is running Wordpress 3.3.1.  I want to integrate a new shopping cart but I don't want to damage the live site while testing the cart.

So I have my own hosting account that I want to use to replicate the site and all content etc to do my testing.  How can I copy the entire site and content and install it on another wp host?

Question by:tf2012
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Jason C. Levine earned 1000 total points
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I've written an article covering this:


Please read it an attempt to follow the steps.  Ask any specific follow up questions in this thread.

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by:Erdinç Güngör Çorbacı
Erdinç Güngör Çorbacı earned 1000 total points
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Although jason1178's great article explains detailed i don't deal that db works anymore for same process. Here is what i do ;

1- Install a new clean wordpress and update (if source is updated also , else install the same version of source wp)

2- Copy plugins and themes from source and  install them.

3- From source wp export all content from admin panel's export/wordpress section after automatically intalling related plugin. .( An xml is given . Save it to localdrive.)

4- Import xml from target wp admin panel with all data. Associate users. etc. And choose to download all related files.

5- Using Velvet Blues Update URLs plugin to change post content's links from source site's url to target site url after installing it.

6-  Remove default post,page,comment entries and check site for any problem.

If You can't find Velvet Blues Update URLs just drop a line


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ID: 38356472
followed the article and it worked fine thanks

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