WordPress Migration

Every so often you need to move a WordPress site to another server, or folder.  All it takes is a few steps:

  1. Backup Database
  2. Compress wp-content directory
  3. Download Compressed directory
  4. Install a new WordPress install at the destination
  5. Upload compressed file
  6. Rename wp-content
  7. uncompress file
  8. Create a new database
  9. Import database
  10. Change the Base URL and Site URL in the database
  11. Verify the database prefix is correct in the wp-config.php file
  12. Verify the site works at the new location
  13. Remove the renamed wp-contents from the server
Written on July 8, 2012