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Move site, and create test site (5 posts)

  1. akitchencat
    Member
    Posted 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago #

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

  4. akitchencat
    Member
    Posted 1 year 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 1 year 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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