How to transfer WordPress site to another?

This article contains two topics of how to transfer WordPress site to another. Follow the instructions carefully:

  • Cloning a WordPress site
  • Transferring a WordPress site with the same URL to Vodien

Cloning a WordPress site

If you have a live WordPress website and want to use the same content but with another URL without doing the redirection, you may do the cloning process.

Exporting the site

For Vodien customers

Step 1. Download or export the files to your local drive. You may do any of the following:

Step 2. Export the WordPress database. This can be done via phpMyAdmin in the cPanel.

For Non-Vodien customers

Please contact the hosting provider and ask for the following:

  • Complete website files backup
  • Complete database backup (recommended file extension is SQL)

Importing the site

  1. Make sure that the domain name is pointing to the correct directory.
  2. Upload the website files. If you are uploading a zip file, make sure to unzip it.
  3. Create a new database.
  4. Import the database (the SQL backup file from the current website).
  5. Change the database configuration to the ones you have newly created.
  6. Update the site URL and home URL to the new website URL. (Example: From http://oldwordpresswebsite.com/ to http://newwordpresswebsite.com/).
    Change URL through PHPMYADMIN in the cPanel
    Step 1.Click on phpMyAdmin under Databases panel.Import and export database
    Step 2. Select the database of your new WordPress site and click wp_options table.wp-options

Step 3. Edit the siteurl and home.

edit-wordpress-url

Step 4. Enter the new WordPress URL and click Go button to save the changes.

  • You may now access the website. In case you want to have different login credentials for the dashboard, you may edit it through the dashboard itself or through the phpMyAdmin.

 

 

Transfer WordPress site to Vodien

There are two types of transferring to Vodien. You may transfer the domain name and the hosting of website or just the hosting of the website and keep your domain registration to your current domain registrar. Check out the two options and be guided accordingly.

You may also contact our Migration Team to do the website transfer for you. Please read the information from our switching to Vodien article.

Exporting the site

Please contact the hosting provider and ask for the following:

  • Complete website files backup
  • Complete database backup (recommended file extension is SQL)

Importing the site

  1. Make sure that your domain name is added in your cPanel and is hosted with Vodien’s servers. Please also check the directory where the domain name is pointing.
  2. Upload all of your files to the directory where the domain name is pointed using FTP.
  3. Create a new database.
  4. Import the database (the SQL backup file from the current website).
  5. Change the database configuration to the ones you have newly created.
  6. You may now access the website. In case you want to have different login credentials for the dashboard, you may edit it through the dashboard itself or through the phpMyAdmin.

Do not hesitate to contact our support team if you have further questions.

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