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Migrating and working behind the scenes (6 posts)

  1. Curbuntu
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm new on the forum, so if I have posted this in the wrong place, let me know.

    I have a goal of migrating our static HTML site to WordPress. Probably the best scenario, since the site has hundreds of pages, is to set up the new WP site somewhere else, test it, finish it, test it some more, and then let it go live and replace the old site.

    Would the best way to do this be: a) temporarily set up the new WP site in a subdirectory that will later be promoted? Or, b) set up the new WP site in a related domain name? (Everything is on sampledomainname.org, but we also own sampledomainname.com and sampledomainname.net, which for the time being forward to .org.) Or c) is there another option I should be considering, perhaps a way to make the site a hybrid while it's under construction?

    I've checked out some of the migration threads in the forums, but I'm still unclear about the best way to proceed.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. starfishtrainers
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just my personal method, and I am sure there will be others who have a better way...

    I do a fresh WordPress installation in a build folder on one of my dev servers, i.e. http://www.buildbox.com/testing/

    Build, test, adjust, &c. in this folder. When everything is set and good to go, I use a site migration plugin (I like iTheme's BackupBuddy) to migrate the entire thing (database and all) to the final domain.

    Do a Google search for WordPress backup/restore/migrate tools and I'm sure you can find an inexpensive or even free plugin to get the job done.

  3. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  4. laredo1143
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I had the same question. Good to know this can be done. Does this include any plugins that have been installed?

  5. starfishtrainers
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Plugins, themes, etc. the whole thing.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @laredo1143: If you require assistance then, as per the Forum Welcome, please post your own topic.

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