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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.
    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.

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  • Thread Starter damonwongdesign


    Is it better to:
    1. Developed the new WP site on the desktop then transfer to it the new Host site
    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, 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 (especially if you’re not savvy with MySql/PhpMyAdmin)

    Hope this helps!

    Thread Starter damonwongdesign


    Thanks for the help

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