Moving WP - how changes effects old site (4 posts)

  1. AmeoCrisp
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am moving wp site to another domain and hosting for the first time. I found this instructions below and everything seems clear to me. I will back up my database and files. It is important to me not to damage old site, so I wonder if I follow these steps below how can this effect the old site? Because it seems to me that changes are done only on newly created files. But, as I said, I am new in this..

    1.) Export the database on the test version & make a copy of the files
    2.) Import the database & upload the copy of the files to the real site
    3.) Edit the wp-config to reflect the db connection details
    4.) Use the Interconnect/it search & replace tool to change all instances of the original url to the new url


  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. AmeoCrisp
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for answer.

    I saw this tutorial first. But they suggest to first make changes in "old" site from admin and then move files and database. As I am doing this for the first time, I would like to do every changes on new site, so that I always have live copy.

    So, I would like to know does using Interconnect/it search & replace tool can somehow change old site?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Try asking them.

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