March 18, 2013 at 10:42 am #29030
I will soon be designing a site for a client who currently has a functional site. I will be designing his site (using Lifestyle theme) on one of my sub-domains. Once it’s done, I’d like to be able to install the newly designed site on his domain so there is no down time on his site. Does anyone know of a good tutorial for this? I can’t seem to find one…March 18, 2013 at 12:03 pm #29066
Install the WP Migrate DB plugin and enter in the clients domain name and server path.
Export the database.
Create a new database on the clients server and import the sql file.
Download the files and edit the wp-config.php file with the new db connection details.
Upload the files to the clients root directory on their server.
March 18, 2013 at 12:27 pm #29077
Wouldn’t it be easier to just upload the files to my desktop once i’m done designing and then download them via FTP to the client’s site?March 18, 2013 at 12:34 pm #29083
I don’t like copying all the files like that. Hosting companies are really finicky. I am old school. I do this:
Install WP on client host
Use FTP to transfer the Genesis Framework and the Theme
Use FTP to transfer any plugins I am using
Go to Tools > Export from my demo (save to computer)
Go to Genesis > Export from my demo (save to computer)
Log in to client dashboard:
Activate my SP theme
Activate any plugins needed
Go to Tools > Import the file from my hard drive
Go to Genesis > Import the file from my hard drive
Make any necessary adjustments to the menus, widgets, etc. Make sure analytics are there, etc.
You will have to manually do some things because plugins do not active and configure by using those backup plugins.March 18, 2013 at 1:10 pm #29102
upload the files to my desktop once i’m done designing and then download them via FTP to the client’s site?
You mean download them to your desktop and upload to the clients server using FTP? Yes of course but how about the database?
You need to install the plugin which does a search, find and replace on the server path and url’s otherwise your links will be broken because you’re changing domains.
The method i mentioned is the most effective and effecient way of doing it and i’ve done hundreds of migrations/transfers using different methods and written about it over the last 3 years.
March 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm #29103
Ok thanks…it just sounds so confusing but I’ll try it….March 18, 2013 at 1:20 pm #29111
This is the easiest way to do it.
April 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm #34802
I am very nervous about doing this for the first time….I have built a new site for a client at http://telephonetraininguk.co.uk/new and want to transfer it to http://telephonetraininguk.co.uk. With Anitac’s method, I’m assuming that the links have to be updated manually? I would probably try Brad’s idea (just because the plugin does seem easier and the links get updated)…However, I am just not sure of the steps…can anyone recommend a good tutorial for this?April 11, 2013 at 2:46 pm #34826
ACBlockedThis reply has been marked as private.April 11, 2013 at 4:16 pm #34860
Here’s a video which you can watch starting from the 1 minute mark. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yams2cg691w
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