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Moving WordPress Codex Entry doesn't make sense? (7 posts)

  1. sarumbear
    Posted 2 years ago #


    The codex entry for Moving WordPress doesn't make sense to possibly ignorant person. Allow me to elaborate.

    If You Don't Care If Your Old Blog Works

    1-Download a copy of the main wordpress files from your OLD blog to your hard drive and edit wp-config.php to suit the new server.

    2-Go back to your OLD blog and go to Administration > Settings > General and change the url (both of them) to that of your new site.

    3-Again, download your database (but keep the old one just in case), upload this new database and the copy of the wordpress core files with the edited wp-config.php to your new server. Thats it!

    The thing is once you change the url of the site you can no longer access the dashboard (of the old site) and hence you can no longer download the database that has the new urls on it.

    What am I missing?

    Thank you.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    you can no longer download the database that has the new urls on it.

    You don't access your database via your WP site. You use your hosting account.

  3. sarumbear
    Posted 2 years ago #

    As there is a download option on WP dashboard and as there is no mention whatsoever on the page about using the hosting account's control panel, it is normal that people may get confused.

    I urge the people in charge of updating the codex to place a note on the page to clarify this.

    With respect...

  4. fonglh
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The download option doesn't download the full database. It only exports the posts.

    However, you're right in that a clarification might be useful to help prevent confusion.

    The Codex is a wiki so you may login and make the necessary addition yourself.

  5. sarumbear
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I don't feel knowledgeable enough to edit the codex. I hope someone who is and reading this post may do it for the rest of us.

  6. govpatel
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I made a change I hope it clarify a little on what you need do.

  7. sarumbear
    Posted 2 years ago #


    I am sure many WP users will be thanking you for this clarification. I certainly do. :-)

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