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  • Greetings:
    I have a client that has an existing WP and he want to rebuild his site using another hosting site.
    Question:
    1. How do I rebuild the new site using the new hosting site.
    why having the old site up and running. Note they want the same domain name
    2. I would like to transfer all the info from the old site to the new hosting site to save time

    Old site is WordPress 4.4.2

    Any help would be great.
    Thanks
    _damon

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  • Thread Starter damonwongdesign

    (@damonwongdesign)

    Question:
    Is it better to:
    1. Developed the new WP site on the desktop then transfer to it the new Host site
    or
    2. developed the new WP site on the new host site.

    No matter what I need to transfer the old site info

    Hey @damonwongdesign, here’s some recommendations for what it’s worth.

    Working local is a great idea, but can a have a bit of a learning curve. If you’re on a mac,
    https://local.getflywheel.com/ is a new phenomenal tool to get started quick. If you need to work on a staging site in the meantime, that’s okay too.

    Generally (in my opinion) there are three main things that need to be done when duplicating an existing WordPress site.

    1. Get a blank/clean WordPress install working somewhere (Hosting, Local Machine, wherever)
    2. Migrate Files: Replace the clean WP installs’ wp-content folder with the wp-content folder from the existing site.
    3. Migrate the Database: Easiest way to accomplish this is using a plugin like https://github.com/wp-sync-db/wp-sync-db (especially if you’re not savvy with MySql/PhpMyAdmin)

    Hope this helps!

    Thread Starter damonwongdesign

    (@damonwongdesign)

    Thanks for the help

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