Transferring A Site to a new WordPress Installation (7 posts)

  1. selfmade64856
    Posted 6 years ago #


    I have a client's site that is running off of my WP multisite installation. I want to set up a new install of WP on another server and would like to transfer all of his files including database files to the new server so that I do not have to re add all of his information.

    Is there an easy way to do this? Thanks!


  2. MichaelH
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Could use Tools->Export to export that blog and then install WordPress at the new location and use Tools->Import.

  3. Grab the wp_X_options table too. Don;t forget copies of the plugins & theme, plus the uploads (just in case the exporter doesn't snag them).

  4. saparindroso
    Posted 5 years ago #


    I have a similar case. So, after installing a new one on the other server I exported the wordpress data from the existing site. Then I tried to run import, run from the new site, but could not get through the import process: here is the message
    Downloading install package from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wordpress-importer.zip…
    Unpacking the package…
    Could not create directory. /public_html
    Any way out?
    (FYI: I selected wordpress importer).

    Any response is appreciated. Thanks


  5. Can you install it manually? There have been some issues with that error, usually boiling down to PHP oddities.

  6. saparindroso
    Posted 5 years ago #

    OK I'll try it then. Is it about creating public_html directory that already exists isn't it? I installed wordpress not in public_html but sub folder. Thanks for your reponse

  7. No, that error means it didn't have permission to write to anything under that folder. It may have been trying to create the /uploads folder it uses as a temp folder for unpacking.

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