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[resolved] Localhost to Live Server issues (4 posts)

  1. colewelty
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've been developing my portfolio site locally on my machine using MAMP PRO. I had a slew of pages i created using templates in the admin tool, and even a post written and ready to go.

    Once I was finished, I took my whole wordpress local file structure and uploaded it to my server via FTP. Then created a database, and what not... I was then prompted to install wordpress. and all the pages & posts that I created needed to be recreated. Not that huge of a deal, didn't take that long.... BUT is there a way to avoid this in the future? I know having a local installation doesn't really give you a wordpress account. Do I need to create one first, then do the local install?

    Any help is appreciated :)

  2. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  3. KrashKartMedia
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    this is what I do.

    develop the site on your local macahine. then in the dashboard of the local wp install find tools and then click export.

    check the radial button that is next to export everything.
    then you will download the .xml file.

    now login to the live dashboard of your live wp site. go to tools, and then click import. install the wordpress import tool if you have not already.

    DONE!

  4. colewelty
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you both. In the future I'll most likely do the latter of the suggestions.

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