Moving your WordPress site from one server to another

We had a great meetup tonight! The livestream lost connection briefly towards the end of the presentation, but we restarted it and recorded both pieces. The topic was how to move a WordPress site from host to host. For example, you’re developing a new site on your laptop using MAMP, WAMP, XAMP, etc. The steps we went through tonight were that exact scenario. Bill Erickson, who wrote an outstanding blog post on moving a WordPress site, had several tips and caveats for different scenarios: you’re developing a theme for a client’s existing site. You’re building a whole new version of a live site, etc. Nick Batik brought in some more considerations as well.

The first part of the presentation is below:

The second portion is next:


  1. I created a little tutorial on how to do this too. It is the old school way, but I like doing it this way so much I just stuck to it. Just thought I’d share. It took me forever to find good information on how to do, and it has worked for me.

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