Moving a site (Wordpress)

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#1

Hi, I wonder if someone can help.

A friend of mine has been hosting my website, using Wordpress, on Dreamohost.

I now have my own hosting and want to move the site over, under a new domain name. I’d love to not have to start again - it there a way to just export and import the site, or mirror across different users, or something (not sure on the technical terms)

Thanks

Lizzie


#2

Use the plugin “XCloner” for a full backup and restore it on the new domain. Comes with detailed instructions.

If you have pages/posts that have URL’s in it use “Find and Replacer” (old, but still works great with WP 3.13-3.14-3.2.1) and it will replace in all pages/posts which ever string you give it. (so http://olddomain.com changes to http://newdomain.com)