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[resolved] Transferring my WP site from local host to server (4 posts)

  1. Infoprincess
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm using bitnami and have built my complete website on localhost. That part was easy. The last time I tried to upload another site from bitnami localhost, i had to redo quite a bit of my page once the files were transferred to my hosting account server.
    Are there "simple to understand" instructions on how to take my site build from bitnami localhost to server with my WP host? Every bit of instruction I have seen makes it almost worthwhile to just build everything from scratch rather than manipulate it from localhost to the server.
    Any help is(GREATLY)appreciated .....

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  3. Infoprincess
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you so much for your response Theme Diva (love that name)....

    I did read that but it was not complete enough for me. I have since moved my site and it's up and running using a great plugin called "Duplicator". It was extremely easy to use and uploaded my files to my new server easily. I had to make 3 very minor database tweaks which GoDaddy was wonderful in helping me with. All in all, between Duplicator and 10 minutes with the wonderful folks at GoDaddy, the move was rather painless. I don't recommend that anyone tries this on their own without Duplicator. I've done it several times without and ended up redoing most of my page once I uploaded all the files to the new server.

    Oh and I used a plugin called "Search and Replace" to convert any lingering LocalHost files to http://www.yourdomain.com to avoid any future confusion. Also super easy to use.

    Thanks again for your response Theme Diva ;-))

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No problem :-)

    For anyone else reading, a good search & replace plugin can be found at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/safe-search-replace/

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