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Moving Blog to New Domain (but no access to old) (4 posts)

  1. kbmarsh
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    OK, so I need to move my WordPress installation to a new domain, new host and server. Trouble is I cannot access the old Control Panel, Dashboard, etc... as that domain name has moved. I can still access the old files and folders through the DNS number and FTP.

    Any suggestions on how to do this.

    Everything I've read so far assumes I can still log into Options and make changes before backing up and transferring files. As mentioned above, this does not seem possible for me.

    Thanks in advance.

    Kevin

  2. vietknight
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress#Moving_WordPress_to_a_New_Server

    Scroll down to "Part B - Restoring Your Old Blog"

  3. kbmarsh
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Are you saying I should do this to access my old blog at the old server via the DNS?

    Or use this as a method of putting the old blog onto the new server with new domain?

  4. vietknight
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Well did you "backup" your blog before changing/moving it? All you need to do is reupload everything that you "backedup". Which means your backuped database, and your backuped wordpress. Your old blog should be able to run smoothly after this.

    Careful when restoring wordpress files and databases as some things have a tendency not to overwrite, so I suggest you delete the old files and database located on your old host, and re-upload your backedup versions for a successful restoration.

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