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Move site, and create test site (5 posts)

  1. akitchencat
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    I'm a bit stuck. I need to move my existing wordpress.com site to self-hosted wordpress on HostGator. I also want to install the Genesis framework on a beta version of my site so that I can work on a redesign - so the existing site is still active, but there's a separate test version I can play with (and show to friends for their opinion on layout and design).

    What's the best way to do this? Do I need to install WordPress twice to do this?

    You can find my blog at akitchencat.com.au

  2. bemdesign
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Okay, first move your existing site to your new domain. If your hosting allows it, create a subdomain (test.domainname.com or whatever). Install your "test" wordpress site there. Do your testing/development there and when you like what you got, copy it over to your "live" site.

    So yes, two different WordPress installations (and two different databases).

  3. akitchencat
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Off to try it - will report back - thanks @bemdesign.

  4. akitchencat
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    I can't seem to import my site at all - I get up to the Import option, then I get a blank screen. It says 'step 2' in the URL but I don't get anything on screen.

    URL - http://akitchencat.com.au/wp-admin/admin.php?import=wordpress&step=2

  5. akitchencat
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Got this error message -

    Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class WXR_Parser_Regex in xxxxx\wp-content\plugins\wordpress-importer\parsers.php on line 408

    Strict Standards: Declaration of WP_Import::bump_request_timeout() should be compatible with WP_Importer::bump_request_timeout($val) in xxxxx\wp-content\plugins\wordpress-importer\wordpress-importer.php on line 38

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