On the weekend I had the most joyous task of moving my WordPress blog to a new domain.
To move a WordPress blog is a somewhat tricky process, and took far longer than I had planned.
This was due to a few stuff ups along the way and so I’ve created this video to take you through the steps required and avoid making the mistakes I made.
This process is a bit technical, so only attempt moving your WordPress blog if you think you can handle getting your fingers dirty (metaphorically speaking). Make sure you backup your WordPress site, including plugins, themes, images and database.
There are some free WordPress plugins available to automatically create these backups for you. At the time or writing this post I’ve used WordPress Backup (by BTE) and WP-DBManager. These plugins are what I’ve used in the ‘how to move WordPress blog to new domain video’.
- You should be familiar with using cPanel on your host
- Create a new WordPress site install for the new website domain
- Create a backup of your old WordPress site database and copy to your local hard drive
- Create a backup of your old WordPress site’s plugins, themes and uploads and copy it your local hard drive
Too Techy .. Try These Options
If you’re not comfortable with the whole ‘move WordPress blog’ thing yourself, then I have two options for you:
- Pay an IT expert to do it. I would charge at least few hundred dollars to move your blog to another domain based.
- Transfer your web hosting to Hostgator, and pay them to move your blog.
The steps to move your WordPress blog to a new domain is part of a process called content transfer and Hostgator only charge $10 or so. They might even do a single domain for free if you switch over to them for your hosting.
Seriously .. $10 or even Free .. I just saved you a few hundred dollars and a great deal of stress. Aren’t I nice
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