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Moving Wordpress site to a new domain name

Discussion in 'Job Board & Guest Post Exchange' started by Donna Macdonald, Apr 12, 2015.

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  1. Hi everyone,
    I've enjoyed looking around this amazing forum! It is an incredible community!

    I manage several (very) simple Wordpress sites, I would classify my skill set is "just enough to be dangerous".

    I want to migrate an existing site (ABCEnglishForum) to a new domain (ABCESLNews).

    As a part of the migration all of the internal links need to be updated as well, I know there is a plug-in available for this.

    I've read the Codex for doing it, but I feel like it could become overwhelming if I make a mistake along the way.

    If you are interested, can you please let me know how I can reach you as I can't post my e-mail address in this thread.

    Thank you!
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  2. I would be interested. Kindly send more details.
  3. Here's a quick and dirty way to migrate:

    1. Export your database to a SQL file.
    2. Open file in a text editor.
    3. Do a global find "ABCenglishforum" / replace "ABCESLNews"
    4. Save and upload/run on server
  4. I'm not sure what other details you need.....
  5. #1 actually scares me!!!! ;-)!!
    This is why WordPress is such an incredible platform - even people like me can create a workable site!!!!

    Thanks for the feedback!
  6. By details I mean via PM send me server details and I can do the work instantly. Thanks
  7. Prakash - Thank you for your response. I found an alternative solution.
  8. For future visitors, the best tool I have found to do this is a WP extension called Duplicator. It's very simple to use and I use it as a main way to backup all of my sites as well as moving new sites from dev to their own domains.
  9. Thanks Nyk! It's a great idea to use it as a backup tool!
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