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  • Hi all,

    I know that this topic has been extensively covered, so I apologise for posting again.

    I need to develop a new WordPress site for a friend who already has a existing static (non-Wordpress) website. They are looking to move to a new Web Host for the new WordPress site.

    What I need to know is what is the best way to host the WordPress site while I develop it for the client?

    Should I develop it locally using phpMyAdmin and then install it on the new host when it is ready?

    Should I get the client to move their site to the new host, and then develop the WordPress site on a sub-directory (

    or, is there a better way that anyone can recommend?

    Any help will be appreciated.

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  • I always install a WP instance on my live server and develop there. This way they can always see the status of the site.

    When they say it is good to go I transfer it to their server.

    Ok great, that makes sense. So I develop it on a sub-directory on my own site and when it’s ready transfer it across?

    Any advice on best practice for transferring it from one domain to another?

    Well there are plenty of ways to do it but here is how I do it.

    Old Server
    Compress wp-content folder. Download
    Export database.

    New Server
    Install WP using your favorite method
    Upload wp-content folder. Extract
    Import database.
    Browse to options and change the Site Address and WP Address URLs.


    This way usually takes me about 5 minutes.

    +1 to Aaron’s method

    This script is pretty boss too if you end up with a bunch of content you need to export to a different url.

    Great, thanks guys. Seems pretty straight forward.

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