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Transferring A Site to a new WordPress Installation

  • selfmade64856
    Member

    @selfmade64856

    Hello,

    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!

    Courtney

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  • MichaelH
    Member

    @michaelh

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

    Andrea Rennick
    Moderator

    @andrea_r

    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).

    saparindroso
    Member

    @saparindroso

    Hi,

    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

    Otje

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

    saparindroso
    Member

    @saparindroso

    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

    Andrea Rennick
    Moderator

    @andrea_r

    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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