How to Move WordPress Installation to Another Server or Another Domain

March 24, 2019

Back-up your files

You can back-up using a plugin, via cpanel, a server app or do a manual back-up, just BACK-UP!

There are 2 options to move/migrate a WordPress installation:

Option 1: Using a plugin

There are a lot of free plugins that can be used, but this plugin is tried and tested.

All-in-One WP Migration

Option 2: Manual

1. Compress all the files in File Manager, then download.

2. Export the database using PhpMyAdmin

3. Upload the compressed file to the new host and uncompress

4. Create a new database and import the backed-up database

5. Add this to the wp-config.php file

define( 'WP_HOME', '' ); 
define( 'WP_SITEURL', '' );

6. Don’t forget to change the database info in wp-config.php

7. Log in to your WordPress installation

8. Go to Settings > Permalinks then click Save

9. Install the Better Search Replace plugin and replace the old url to the new url

Better Search Replace

Just make sure to check the widgets.

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