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  • mara12


    Hi there,
    I have a very old version of WP (WordPress 4.4.2 – February 2016) on my web-site. I now want to move old version to other domain which I do not use. But I want the old site to be up and running as I have some valuable info/design there. I am not really technical and used All-in-one WP Migration before for this sort of things. I can image none of the current plugins would work with current version of WP. What it the best way to transfer it and keep “alive”? Thanks in advance for your help!

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  • Cory


    Clarifying: You want to migrate your site, but keep the WP install at 4.4.2?
    And you still want the site to be active and available?



    You can do it “old school”.

    Open your favorite FTP client (I like FileZilla) and download all of your site’s files to a local folder tree. Make sure you maintain the file structure on your local computer. If your old site uses MySQL as its database, use a program like mysqldump.exe (Windows, and included with the MySQL install). Dump the database to a local .SQL file.

    Open your FTP Client again and point it at where your new files will reside (usually public_html on Linux) and upload all the files that you just downloaded from the old website to the new website.


    Create the new database and login remotely — I use the mysql.exe (included with the MySQL install). Load the contents of your backup .SQL file ( \. c:\path\filename.sql ) onto the new server’s database.

    Modify the wp_config.php file on the new web host to point to the new database instead of the old one.

    NOW, try to open your old website on your new host.

    @corypina yes, I want that.
    @paulswarthout thank you very much!

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