Moving a WordPress installation, with the new cPanel tools?

rivermobster

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Hey all,

I need to move a staging WP site I built from testsite.com to newsite.com (the names have been changed to protect the innocent).

Can any of the fancy new cPanel tools be used to do this??

Or is one of these methods still the best option?



Thanks in advance for the help!

-Joe
 
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andrew.n

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You can easily clone the site using WP Toolkit Deluxe to a new domain under the same account.


Introduction
WordPress Toolkit offers tools for backing up, cloning, and managing multiple WordPress installations. The process for cloning a website is rather simple.

Procedure
  1. Log into WHM or cPanel.
  2. Navigate to "WordPress Toolkit."
  3. From the list of installations, locate the one you'd like to clone.
  4. Click the button to expand the entry.
  5. Click "Clone."
  6. Select your options in the dialog that opens.
  7. Click "Start."
 

JoseDieguez

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zip files
dump db
move zip
extract
import db
update url on wp_options

on most cases, that's enough.

i have performed hundreds of wp migrations without a plugin or tool. also, if you use softaculous, i know they have a tool for that too.
 
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rivermobster

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I ended up using the Duplicator plug-in, and it worked like a charm. SUPER easy, with just the free version!!!

I might upgrade to the paid version just so they know how happy I was with the function of it.

Worked really well. :thumbsup:
 
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