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Moving to a New Server (5 posts)

  1. Gitominoti
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I need to move my WordPress 3.4.1 installation to a new server and URL. However, I do not have access to the front-end of my site (the host I'm using decided that they were going to move everyone's sites to a new host this past weekend, and it's still not up). On top of that, my database was wiped clean because of this.

    I do however, have a full backup (from BackWPup). This includes all files, plugins, and the database. I also still have access to all of my files from the backend of my old server. I would like to know how to go about moving my site to this new server/URL (preferably in a step-by-step way, as I'm rather new to this).

    Thanks

  2. wpvalet
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey!

    You're in better position then most people with the back up. :)

    Check this out and it should get you going in the right direction.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

  3. Gitominoti
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The problem with that is that this tutorial says I need to change both URLs in the General Settings. I can't do that because I don't have access to the frontend

  4. Gitominoti
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm sorry for bumping this but I really need an answer...

  5. wpvalet
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey!

    Add this to your wp-config.php file:

    define('WP_HOME','http://yourdomain.com');
    define('WP_SITEURL','http://yourdomain.com');

    You should be able to then get into the dashboard then to change the settings and then you can remove the code i provided above.

    Let me know if that helps

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