Working locally with WP => Best way to move?
# March 22, 2013 at 1:20 am
So I work locally for my wordpress designs. I’ve been looking up the best way to move to servers but it seems all the answers I see are 2 years old or older.
I want to move my new portfolio site from my locally hosted to my web host. I need all my database and link structures to be changed though. I know I need to export from wordpress for all my posts and pages, but I also know that in my sql database things have to change. I was reading about how a find and replace isnt the best idea because there are strings of code that are linked to the old site but not specifically localhost/websiteurl
So my question is: what is the best method? I need all my plugins, custom post types, posts, images, and pages. So everything I have built I need working ha.# March 22, 2013 at 1:39 am# March 22, 2013 at 1:55 am
I recently did this for a wordpress site of my own – I used this: http://interconnectit.com/products/search-and-replace-for-wordpress-databases/
It works, trust me. As always – backup backup backup juuust in case something goes awry.
Ryan# March 22, 2013 at 10:29 am
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The way I do it:
1) Make a Backup of all the stuff I’m moving that I can potentially break.
2) Use the export tool in WP or SQL dump to create a copy of the DB. WP’s default works fine as long as you aren’t using custom tables.
3) Create copies of my “wp-content” and “plugins” folders.
4) Import DB and upload content, plugins, and theme edits.
5) Use Xenu and the “Search and Replace” plugin to nail down any annoying absolute URL’s I forgot about while building.
As far as plugins that handle a good deal of this for you, I’ve heard good things about Backup Buddy and Duplicator but haven’t tried them myself.
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