Migrating an existing WordPress blog to Dreamhost

How do I migrate my blog (http://oregonstate.edu/~stolleer/blog/) from the OSU servers to a Dreamhost account?

I have a lot of content and I do not wish to start from scratch.

Any help would be appreciated.

Hi this is my first post in this forum and as you can see, english is not my mother language. If you want to migrate with wordpress you must follow this steps:

  1. Backup the database of wordpress, if you don’t know how to do, try the useful plugin for backup: http://www.skippy.net/blog/category/wordpress/plugins/wp-db-backup/

  2. With a FTP client copy all the files of your current wordpress installation in your computer

  3. Copy you wordpress files on DreamHost FTP space

  4. Edit the wp-config.php with the correct values to use your new db on dreamhost

  5. I don’t know if dreamhost use phpmyadmin (I will by a plan soon), but you need to execute the backup that you made with the plugin (is a .sql file).

  6. Try to go in your wordpress dashboard, I think that you need to edit the options about URL… (if you have problems to edit from dashboard try from phpmyadmin to edit directly the table wp-options)

I think that now works… :smiley:

Karim Gorjux :cool:

About the migration of a MySQL DB http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/Migrate_MySQL

Karim Gorjux :cool:

Can someone tell me how to install phpMyAdmin-2.7.0.tar.gz? I’m trying to rebuild a busted phpBB and can’t get this software to install. I’ve managed to upload it to my directory but it doesn’t seem to want to expand completely.

Any help would be very appreciated… And probably keep me from pulling out my remaining hair.

phpmyadmin is allready installed for you - just type in the host name in a browser - that you created when you set up the database.