Migrating our site to WordPress

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#1

We are a small non-profit organization, and would like to migrate our site dbsanewjersey.org to WordPress, for which I’ve done a one-click install at test.dbsanewjersey.org. To that end we will pay to have someone identify a suitable theme and migrate our site for us. If interested, please contact me at info@dbsanewjersey.org. Thank you! Dave


#2

Hi there,

I was able to find these articles that can help with moving your site to Wordpress:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Importing_Content

http://codex.wordpress.org/Importing_Content#Importing_from_an_RSS_feed

There may be better way on how to move your site & I’m sure someone from the WordPress community will address it here.
For the mean time, this is what I got :slight_smile:
Let me know if you have any questions

Regards,
Justin H
DreamHost Staff


#3

Since you’re on DreamHost, the ‘moving’ of your site isn’t that hard

http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress#When_Your_Domain_Name_or_URLs_Change may look scary, but really you’re doing just a couple things.

  1. On test.dbsanewjersey.org, edit your site’s home and site URL to dbsanewjersey.org (this is under Settings -> General)

  2. Copy all your files from test.dbsanewjersey.org to dbsanewjersey.org

  3. Search/Replace your database posts to change test.dbsanewjersey.org into dbsanewjersey.org (there are a few ways, but I like the two I listed here - http://wiki.dreamhost.com/WordPress#DreamHosters - under step 4 :slight_smile:

Finding a suitable theme, of course, is a lot harder!