Moving a WordPress Web site

The steps to move your site are as follows (video demonstration below):

  1. Create a site on the new server: http://campus.albion.edu
  2. Log in to your old site and go to Tools -> Export -> Click Download Export File and save the file to your desktop
  3. Back in new site, go to Tools – > Import ->Click WordPress (bottom of list) ->  Browse to the Saved File ->Click Upload and Import
  4. Map Author and Administrator user names to your log in using the drop down boxes.
  5. IMPORTANT: Check the box to Download and Import File Attachments (copies your files to the new site)
  6. Click Submit, then Click “Have Fun” to confirm site has imported. Change theme if needed.
  7. Delete your old blog. Instructions.

This video demonstrates how to export your web site and import it in to another one. Note, both web sites are using WordPress.

http://campus.albion.edu/onlinetutorials/files/2009/02/export.flv

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