Last Friday I announced that our site has moved from Hack WordPress.com to where we are now, at WPHacks.com.   Towards the end of the post we got a lot of positive feedback from people wanting to know what all was involved with the process, so I’ve decided to attempt to document it here.

Here are the initial steps you’ll want to take when moving to a new domain name.

Existing Domain:

  • Export Your WordPress Posts – You can find the Export option under the Manage tab in your WordPress dashboard.  You’ll want to save the file somewhere on your hard drive where you can find it a little later.
  • Download Your wp-content Folder – This step requires FTP access.  You’ll want to copy over your wp-content folder on to your hard drive or place it somewhere you can find it later so that you can upload it to your new domain.  This should grab all of your existing plugins, themes, uploads (pictures), etc.   You’ll also want to download your favicon and Robots.txt file (if you have either).
  • Sub Domains and Sub Directories – This won’t apply to everyone, but if you’ve set up any sub domains or sub directories for your blog, you’ll want to grab the same files from them as well.

New Domain:

  • Install WordPress on the New Domain – This can be done manually or via Fantastico if you have CPanel.
  • Upload Your wp-content Folder – This requires FTP access to complete.  Just override the existing wp-content folder from your fresh WordPress install.
  • Import All WordPress Posts – You can find the Import option under the Manage tab in your WordPress dashboard.  When it asks for the import file, use the one that was exported and saved on your hard drive earlier.
  • Activate Your Theme & Plugins – Head into the Design and Plugins tabs and make sure you have the same theme and same plugins activated as the old domain name.
  • Update Your Settings to Match the Old Domain – Update all of your settings to match the old domain, including all of your plugin settings you just activated.
  • Inspect Your Theme – View your theme with your plugins activated and settings in place to ensure that everything looks like it matches the old site on the new domain.  Test some of the functionality as well to ensure everything is working properly.
  • Upload and Run the Update URL’s Plugin – The Update URL’s WordPress plugin is brand new (just came out this month) WordPress plugin and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect for me!  Once activated, simply enter your old domain URL and the new one.  It will go through all of your old posts and update the domain part of the URL with the new one, and it only takes a matter of seconds.  Note:  I won’t update anchor text, only the domain in the URL.
  • Repeat Steps for Sub Domains and Sub Directories – Upload and setup your sub domains and sub directories using the same steps above.

Domain Move Troubleshooting:

  • For some reason, since WordPress 2.5, the export/import feature of WordPress works great but sometimes causes problems with an unresponsive script error whenever you access the Write panel.  I will be publishing a post tomorrow that explains how to fix this error, so make sure you are subscribed to our feed.

Once the move is completed and everything seems to be working well, here is a mini checklist of extra things to do before making the move official:

  • Update Your Feedburner Feed – You need to edit your feed details in your Feedburner account with the new domain’s source feed (example: http://yourdomain.com/feed/)
  • Update Your Email Address – This one is optional.  Setup an email account on your new domain name (for example, I setup Kyle AT WPHacks DOT com for the new site).  I recommend using Google Apps which makes it really easy and lets you take advantage of the Gmail spam guards that Google has in place (plus all of the other Gmail features).
  • Update Your Gravatar – This one is optional as well.  Log in to your Gravatar account and add the new email address you just setup.
  • Update Your PPC Campaigns – If you purchase PPC advertising with AdWords, Yahoo, or whoever, you’ll want to update the destination URLs.

Once you’re done, all that is left is to go to your domain registrar and forward the old domain to the new domain (also known as a 301 redirect).   Depending on your registrar, this is usually really easy and self-explanatory.  I would also wait 6-12 hours to make an announcement on the new domain name so that the DNS can resolve at the new domain name (it can sometimes take up to 48 hours).   Depending on your web hosting, you may also be able to do the forward there to avoid this problem.

Doing this will cause all links to your old domain name to be redirected to the equivalent URL on the new domain name (assuming you use the same URL structure on the new site).   It will also let Google and the other search engines know you have moved.  Usually within a week, depending on the search engine, they will have gone through and updated their index with the new domain URL’s.

This of course means that you shouldn’t use any human traffic, but you will take a hit when it comes to your search engine rankings.   This is because the links are pointed towards the old domain name, so when Google determines your rankings, they will see the new URL has zero backlinks.  This is why it is beneficial if you can get people to update the links in their sidebars or posts to the new domain URL.

Any questions?  Need clarification on anything?  Please let me know in the comments below!

Kyle Eslick is WordPress enthusiast who took his passion for WordPress to the next level in 2007 by launching WPHacks.com as a place to share hacks, tutorials, etc. Connect with Kyle on Twitter or Google+!

  • http://kyleeslick.com Kyle Eslick

    @ HD – Absolutely! It is a free service Google provides. Do a Google search for Google apps. This is how I manage all of my email accounts (one for each domain name).

    • http://playchotabheemgames.blogspot.com/ Aisha Vax

      Hey Kyle,
      You are the bomb! I tried following your guides here and I got everything done under 30min. My blog used to have a sub-directory and I dont really feel ok with that, but with your guide I have been able to relocate it to the main domain.
      Thanks so much.

  • http://wpmututorials.com/ Andrea_R

    I’ve found some issues with Export on larger and/ or multi-author blogs.

    I prefer to do a database export and mess around with the SQL.

    If you have two web accounts on one server, you can just go in via ssh and copy files from one folder to another.
    :D

  • hd-J

    “I recommend using Google Apps which makes it really easy and lets you take advantage of the Gmail spam guards that Google has in place (plus all of the other Gmail features). ”

    What do you mean with that? Is there a possibility to create a gmail account with your own domain name? For free?

  • alexnull

    I am with Andrea_R, i have experienced problems with the export for a blog with > 1000 posts.

    If I have to, i will prefer a database export.

    You can find additional information here:

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  • http://www.gabfire.com Mehmet

    The best way to take backup is get it directly from mysql. I agree with Andrea, but I still go for the export link to download the xml file first. If it works fine, no need to go a mySQL backup.

    By the way, if your xml file is bigger than the allowed file size, you can compress it with Wingzip

    • johan

      Hi Thanks for sharing. When you compress the XML file it becomes a gz file. Are you saying that I should import that? How will it extract? Thanks Johan

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  • Pavan Kumar

    Wonderful post…

    I never knew about the plugin to change the url. The other way might be executing some commands on database…

    Stumbled…

  • http://kyleeslick.com Kyle Eslick

    I think moving your MySQL database is a good method as well, but I think there can be a lot more problems this way for someone who isn’t comfortable moving databases. This way there is less chance you will screw up either site. :mrgreen:

    @ Pavan – Yes, the plugin made the move a TON easier.

  • http://www.niharsworld.com/ Nihar

    Great post. If i change my domain name in future. I would you this post as the starting point.

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  • http://www.sinobeta.com RocyHua

    Thanks.But When I Import ,It is Too big and cannot import,says it is bigger than 2MB,SO,,,,,,,,,How to do that ..

    • Rajesh Namase

      Open php.ini file and increase the size.

  • mick

    WP DB manager is pretty fast and easy to handle backup and restore DB, I prefer use this plugin instead of wordpress export/import features

  • sheena

    this is so useful, but unfortunately i am a fool when it comes to the internet. basically right now i have my wordpress in a subdirectory (www.sheenasays.com/ramble) but i just deleted the rest of the site and want to move the blog to http://www.sheenasays.com.

    i am really nervous that i am going to lose everything, is there a simpler way to move wordpress from a subdirectory to the main site??

    thanks a lot

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  • Eric

    This didn’t work for me. The export was in XML format and the import asks for a WXR file… I’ll try a database update instead.

  • http://kyleeslick.com Kyle Eslick

    @ RocyHua – When you import, it only checks for new posts so you may have to run the import several times to get all your posts imported. Some web hosts have a limit on scripts being run, so if it takes more than 20ish requests, you’ll have to contact your webhost and get a reset.

    Something similar to that happened on my original blog I started a couple years ago which had almost 1,000 posts.

    @ Mick – Great point! I suppose a database restore could do the trick pretty easily.

    @ Sheena – I’m not sure it is a guide necessarily, but I did write about that here.

    @ Eric – I’m sorry to hear this method didn’t work for you. When importing, did you select the WordPress option? When I do this it asks for XML. Anyway, it seems many people favor the database move, so that may work better.

  • http://www.shoutmeloud.com p@r@noid

    Thanks for the information it will be handy for future reference!!!

  • http://www.funcasino-hire.co.uk Rich

    Thanks for the info. I’m working offline at the moment and when online, will probably need to move within 6 months so will follow the tips here.
    Many thanks
    Richard

  • James

    Does this mean that prior to the redirect, you actually have both sites up with the same content? – Not that that is a problem.

    If that is the case, do you really need to download the wp-content folder, since your existing blog is effectively a temporary backup? Can’t you just copy it from one directory to the other with the same results?

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  • http://www.beepthegeek.com Gagan

    A bunch of thanks to you. :)

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  • http://scottdig.com scott

    Does this also import your pages?

    • http://kyleeslick.com Kyle Eslick

      Yes it does :)

  • http://scottdig.com scott

    Great! Just did it. I haven’t enabled the “Update URL’s Plugin”

    The only thing I saw missing was my image/media library. Will this be fixed when I implement the “Update URL’s Plugin?”

    • http://kyleeslick.com Kyle Eslick

      No, with the image/media stuff, just download that folder from your old site and upload it in the same spot on the new domain. :)

      Then run the update URL’s plugin after doing this.

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  • http://styleanywhere.wordpress.com styleanywhere

    I bought a domain and webhosting plan, and I am planning to follow the procedure in this post.Thanks for this. :-)

    Although my worry is, if i transfer my wordpress blog to a new domain and hosting, my page rank and hits will be back to zero. Is this correct? Is there a way I can retain the hit counts and page rank?

    thanks a lot,
    onin

  • http://styleanywhere.wordpress.com styleanywhere

    do you also have a specific procedure for “Download Your wp-content Folder using FTP ”

    thanks a lot…

  • http://blog.toptenreviews.com leslie meredith

    Thanks for an informative post. Our team has had great success with our wordpress blog. The IT department wants to move it on to our CMS, abolishing the wordpress platform. We are concerned this move may have a negative and lasting impact on our SEO.
    What are the possible effects?

  • Steve

    I have over 1400 domains and I am starting to develop them with WordPress … I want to take the setup I have at OrlandoMagicGameDay.com and clone it to multiple add-on domains (Cpanel is available) … I want to keep themes and plugins same for all … once cloned I will delete the content (RSS feeds) and enter new ones but I would like to avoid having to do the tedious setup of each site over and over … will this process work for me?

  • Hans

    Great post
    Really useful
    I move my blog to a new domain easy

  • http://www.makemoneymall.com Make Money Easy Online

    Hi

    Followed your tutorial but I am only able to see my index page. Once i clicked any link on my index page, i will get error 404. Hope can i resolve this soon?

    Next is how to retain my search engine ranking? Already change my DNS and i believe that is tell WWW of my new address. Isnt that good enough for the search engines?

    Have read about permanent redirect 301. Must i do this and how to do that?

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  • ARCHER

    Great tutorial.
    I’ve done everything, and works fine.
    BUT, urls in custom fields are not changing with the Update URL’s WordPress plugin. I’ve also tried the Search and Replace plugin, and still no success.
    Any help?
    Thanx in advance.

  • ARCHER

    Solved in the meantime. :)
    Thanx anyway.1

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  • http://portal-sites.net Peter

    Hi,

    I try to move my blog in wordpress.com to a new domain. I export the XML file however I have one question:

    How can I upload my wp-content folder of my blog (subdomain.wordpress.com) to a new domain (www.domain.com)? How can I acess this folder via FTP access?

    Thanks.

  • http://wasini.com Charlie Claw’s

    Thanks for sharing these tips mate! We are soon about to go live with WP as our new platform to showcase our Charlie Claw’s – Wasini Island dhow sailing, snorkeling, dolphin spotting and seafood dining here on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast by Shimoni. First we created it locally on one of our office computers by installing XAMPP, but now we need to upload it to the web server. This info will help greatly. :-)
    We expect the new site to allow us to interact with our guests as well as bring in new business by effortlessly posting pages and posts with video, etc. Our old website has been such a headache.

  • http://www.nationalcasinos.co.uk ps2

    Thanks for the help and info provided here. I did run into a few glitches along the way but the stuff on this page helped me figure out where I went wrong.
    Thanks!

  • Javs

    Hi I am wishing to transfer my domain and the post is quite useful But I am still feeling like I should not make any mistakes. Do this dont need backing up databases or editing config file etc.., Can I email you if I have any queries regarding this?

  • http://www.marodesign.net Marodesign

    Awesome tip and SO easy to follow. I just transferred all post along with the images in a few minutes. I and redesigning a site and had to move everything to a new wordpress blog in the different location on the testing server! No glitches! Thank you!

  • Kollyshow

    Hey Kyle,
    You are the bomb! I tried following your guides here and I got everything done under 30min. My blog used to have a sub-directory and I dont really feel ok with that, but with your guide I have been able to relocate it to the main domain.
    Thanks so much.

  • http://spewf.com Spewf

    Due to a horrible server I just switched everything over. The only things that don’t work are image galleries, custom fields, and NextGen-galleries. Any ideas why they wont display?

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  • Web Enk

    I have two clients, as well as my own blog to migrate to a new domain. This “follow-the-bouncing-ball” was awesome. Thanks Dude!

    Mark

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  • http://bwforum-online.de Martin

    Thanks a lot, very useful!

  • http://www.dogsdontlookbothways.com/joeys_blog Jane

    So how about if our domain is an add on and we’re going to make it a primary domain name? Do we follow the steps in this post (How To: Move Your WordPress Blog to a New Domain)? Is there significant value to doing this?

    • http://www.dogsdontlookbothways.com/joeys_blog Jane

      I want to just state that we are not changing the domain name….Just moving it up to a higher directory level.

      Thanks.

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  • George

    Been searching for this, thanks a lot!

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  • http://www.mutantville.com/ Geo

    Thanks worked Great!

  • http://sewwriteembroidery.com dean

    i moved one and now the uploads folder is inaccessible. i cant delet it change permitions or anything

    • http://kyleeslick.com Kyle Eslick

      Dean, just go to Settings –> Miscellaneous to update your upload information for the new setup. :)

  • http://www.kapadokya.net kapadokya

    Hi I am wishing to transfer my domain and the post is quite useful But I am still feeling like I should not make any mistakes. Do this dont need backing up databases or editing config file etc.., Can I email you if I have any queries regarding this?

  • http://www.meowrightnow.com JG Ballard

    SO glad I found this, lifesaver!

  • Bouncy Castle Hire Weston-Super-Mare

    WORKED A TREAT !!

    Thank you so much for the information and guide guys !!

  • Julie

    Hi,

    Thank you Thank you for this post. I actually googled up info on how to do this and a lot of information out there was painful to follow. I have just moved my first wordpress blog to a new url and server for a friends blog. Having never done that before your step by step instructions where brilliant!

    With the plugin to change the url, I didn’t seem to need that on my friends blog, all posts are showing as per her new url. Have I missed something with that please?

    • http://www.ericdsawyer.com Eric Sawyer

      Thanks for the post, but I have an issue with the files not being able to be found after they are imported. I changed the permalink structure to match the orignal, but still there is a problem with all the nav, and other options linking to the right page, or finding them at all. Also, in the dashboard I found that while it showed 8 posts, there was no listing to edit them.

      http://www.yumafoodbank.org/wordpress

  • Randy

    Terrific instructions. Worked like a champ, EXCEPT…I’ve got audio files that are embedded in posts. I moved the content from one domain to another on the same server. I just moved the “audio” folder from the old site to the new one. All went well. But the url to the mp3′s still shows the old domain name. I’m having to manually go through each post and change the url, then they work fine. Wish that url change plug in would change those, but I’ve not been able to make that happen.

  • Khubab

    I have read a transfer/migration tutorial at http://www.nobleatom.com

    Here is the url: http://www.nobleatom.com/2010/03/safely-migrate-web-application/

    I have safely migrate my blog from one host to my new host.

    Thanks :)

  • http://vegandietguy.com william

    Hi, I moved my blog recently using your instructions, but noticed that right and left widgets (i.e. twitter follow me, google, amazon affiiate links, etc) did not move over. Have I missed a step, or is this a manual procedure?
    Thanks,
    William

    • http://vegandietguy.com william

      One other thing, my permalinks have all changed to numbers, although I was using custom structure=”/%postname%/” setting in my original blog, and changed the setting manual. Is there any way to fix this? Do I have to re-migrate?

  • http://adaldesign.com Adal Design!

    I’d love to do the 301 redirect, but it seems that with WordPress’s canonical URLs, redirects create infinite loops that drive me crazy!

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  • Mark

    What about comments etc?

    Because you don’t mention taking the MySQL databse to the new domain?

    I’m guessing this tutorial is flawed?

    Thanks

    • http://kyleeslick.com Kyle Eslick

      Hi Mark,

      I just completed this process once again less than a week ago and everything went fine. No need to move the database and the comments will be included with the export/import feature built into WordPress. :)

  • http://connectwithrandy.com Randy Cantrell

    Buy Backup Buddy from the gurus over at iThemes. It’ll solve all these issues.
    NOT an affiliate link…
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  • http://www.attractmore.co.uk Roger

    Thanks for this guide, Kyle. It helped me a great deal in migrating a client’s site to a new domain. The Update URLs Plugin worked really well.

  • http://gregjordanphotography.com/blog Greg

    Thanks. Nice checklist!!

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  • http://www.incompletegamer.com Jeremy

    Good Morning Kyle, Just wanted to echo the thoughts of the majority of the posts and thank you for the article.

    Just moved my site, http://www.incompletegamer.com to a new host.

    The guide was simple and worked a treat.

    While I didn’t change domain names, I still needed to tweak my custom permalink settings to ensure they were identical to their state before the move.

    Many thanks,

    Jeremy

  • http://www.jacksonlo.com Jackson Lo

    Great post! Very easy to understand and simple to follow, this should be ranked #1 on Google when people search for moving content from one domain to another using WordPress.

    Cheers,
    Jackson

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  • Sarah

    I went through the process of moving the test site I had created in a subfolder as not to interfere withe the live site into the main folder for the url and everything works find, except now any new plug ins I download don’t work correctly. I can instill and active them, but they don’t actually do anything when I try to use them – can you help?

  • Pritush

    thanks for your tips, i have successfully moved my blog. But that update url plugin doesn’t seems to be working

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  • aftab alam

    great post, i am looking same for my own wp shift from subdomain to new domain root.
    i need to know that where to add the plugin to check the posts… in new or old installatiion?

    thanks in advance.

  • aftab alam

    i follow the guide as you wright.

    posts imported, during the import process, wp asks for import the images etc. i skip that and all images are coming from old domain. the images are over 2000+
    and how can i manage that?
    should i download and reupload or how to manage?

    thanks for nice post and reply.

  • http://www.buccaneermarketing.com Susan

    This was JUST what I needed. I’ve scoured the web for a LONG time and finally got the right string of keywords to find your step by step guide. Too many of the others lost me when they talk about robot.txt files and doing stuff in the phpAdmin and MySQL stuff. THANK YOU for simplifying this process…seriously…THANK YOU!!!

  • http://www.vanessawyler.com vanessa

    I attempted at this….

    I wanted this
    http://www.vifonline.net/

    to move to this, but got this…
    http://vifonline.org/wordpress/

    Any advice?

  • matt nelson

    I’ve been killing myself to find a resource like this. Awesome post. Saved me hours of pain!

  • http://alyciacheatham.com Alycia Cheatham

    Thanks so much for this blog post…I contacted my web host and was given instructions that I needed an encyclopedia to understand. These instructions were so simple and easy to boot..I transferred everything over in less than an hour and everything works perfectly. Thanks again!

  • http://easyaspie.co.za Shannon

    this was so helpful, thanks so much!

  • http://www.philmcdermottphotography.com Phil

    Excellent blog post, just what I needed. I was really nervous about moving my blog to a new domain but with the help of this post it was a breeze. Many thanks.

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  • http://node.technohub.in Naveen

    Hi Kyle, Please help me, Am planing to move my blog node.technohub.in to a full domain. I’m worried about the google index and loosing Alexa rannks. If I move my blog how long it will take to get the good alexa rank and google indexing?

    • http://node.technohub.in Navin

      Thanks Kyle, after reading your above post I understood how can i move my blog without loosing other SE rankings.
      Thanks

  • Duong

    2 HUGE PROBLEMS!

    1st – Can’t import my .xml file: “Missing a temporary folder”.

    2nd – I want to import my SQL database file, but I don’t know how because the new hosting is Yahoo and their PhpMyAdmin/MySQL thing is sh*tty like HELL!!!!

    It’s been weeks that I’m trying to move my website on Yahoo… please help!

  • zia

    dude is it not enough if i just copy all the files to the new server?
    why should i install wordpress?
    i can take a backup of the mysql database and restore it on my new web host right?

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  • http://vegandietguy.com tokyovegan

    Hi, Kyle
    I changed my domain name using your advice from this article over a year ago.
    Now I want to move my blog from the root of my hosting account to a subdirectory, without changing the URL. I’ve searched quite a bit but cannot find a solution appropriate to my case (at least not one I have confidence in!).
    Your help would really be appreciated.
    William

  • Kitty

    i did the import – importer route…
    - had to re-import photos and theme via FTP
    - now my gallery has comment fields (the old one didn’t) and i have no clue how to disable them!

    Help??

  • http://techjojo.com Aayush

    I prefer Search and Replace for updating URLs. It changed everything I wanted and gave me much more control. Especially with meta information.

  • http://www.nepalunderground.com/ Antim Grahan

    Moved Succesfully my domain with your beautiful steps.

  • http://www.karenvaismanphotography.com Karen

    New to blogging question – My site is currently hosted by bludomain. They offer free hosting for my blog – but tech support is difficult by email only. I want to set up a blog and am worried that if I have to move it in the future I could lose it or have difficulty with the themes etc. Before I start, can anyone recommend if I should host it on bludomain or on the wordpress site or elsewhere? Just trying to avoid difficulty in the future. Thank you for your advice!

    Karen

  • jo

    Thank you for your tip and steps, it helped me A LOT

    All the best

  • Sadee Whip

    I searched high and low for how to do this in a way that was comprehensive. Your instructions made the most sense and – it worked!!

    Thank you from the bottom of my server.

    Regards~

    Sadee Whip

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  • Kimberly

    I followed your instructions, but I am staying on the same server but changing my domain name. Since my hosting company only allows one wordpress blog at a time, I had to delete the previous one. Once I installed wordpress for the new domain name, the wp-contents folder has the same contents as the old domain name wp-contents folder. After import, I do not see any of my previous themes or plugins. What am I doing wrong?

  • zaheer

    almost 4years since original post and at 12pm(in the city im in) this helped me A LOT, thanks bud

    • http://www.montsepenarroya.com Montserrat

      I agree with Zaheer: 5 years since the original post, 1 year after Zaheer post… and steel being useful. I also thank you for the plugin to change the url. Very useful too. Thanks alot!

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  • http://www.itechcode.com Amit Shaw

    awesome article. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • http://ollalla-herbalife-products.ravenspress.com/ Homayoun

    Hello Kyle;
    Thanks for the post. Is very usefull even if it is so old.
    I did follow the steps, the site is running but pictures can not be viewed.
    Could you please tell me how to resolve the problem please.
    Thanks
    Homayoun

    • Eci-ww

      Great article, even though this is an old one!
      I’m also having the same problem as Homayoun… Do you know how to fix this? I know the images are there, because they show up on the frontend. I just can’t view them in the media library.

  • vivian

    Help. I was out of the country and lost my expired domain name. I desperately want to export the significant amounts of content. Is there a way, can a regular non techie like me do it and can you provide instructions if so? Thanks so much. I am willing to hire someone to do this. My website is still up, the content is looking scrambled, but it is still my content.

  • http://www.techlitic.com Rakesh jain

    I searched high and low for how to do this in a way that was comprehensive. Your instructions made the most sense and – it worked!!

    Thank you from the bottom of my server.

    Regards~
    rakesh Jain

  • http://www.eyes4tech.com/ Arsie Organo

    Hi Kyle you are my savior! I am planning to move one of my blog sites into a new domain and your procedures can really be a big help to me and save me a lot from troubles.

  • http://getdigitize.com Rohit

    Nice article Kyle, your instructions is easy to understand. I am planning to move one of my blog to a new domain so this article have definitely saved me a lot from troubles. Thanks for Update URL’s plugin also it will prove handy.

  • http://www.crunchyhub.com Sai Kumar

    Hi Kyle Eslick, Great Tutorial! Recently i tried moving one of my blog to new domain name and i am stuck with URL’s problem and stopped it. Thanks for Sharing the Update URL’s Plugin and this Great Tutorial! Now i will try to move my blog to New Domain Name!

  • http://www.tekdigest.com Pradeep

    Wow..this helped a lot in migrating from my old domain to new domain.
    Thanks so much for this information.

    -Pradeep

  • JD

    I built a WP site in a folder behind one of my live sites. I then purchased a new doamin name and went through the steps of moving to a new host and changing the name – I still need to go in and change the permalinks, but cannot get it to my WP-Admin.

    I have done the email reset, phpmyadmin and finally the emergency.php reset all to no avail. When i go to the new sites url it appears, when I add wp-admin it hangs for a second and then redirects to the location of the original WP files.

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

  • cishemant

    I want to learn more and more about WordPress development stuff, glad to know about this..

  • Yosef Eliezrie

    Looking for a way to move all my media files (eg all files managed in the media are and store in the wp-content/uploads directory) from my existing install to a fresh install of WordPress. Is there a plugin to do this I FTP the files over the the new install. If not can I migrate the DB data directly? Please advise. Thanks.

  • RhetoricCamel

    So if I just want to change my site from page1.com to newpage.com and stay on the same server, this would be the steps I would take?

  • Albert Israel

    Oh God. The Velvet Blues’s plugin saved me from changing my files (wp-content) to the new URL. Thanks for this article!