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I have several WordPress installs that I need to transfer. I had a single hosting plan under my host (SurpassHosting). I added a reseller account.

Now. I am trying to setup accounts on my reseller system for each of these additional domains I've been hosting for friends, family and more. I've done this. But I need to transfer their Wordpress installs intact.

If I copy ALL of the files over. If I phpMyAdmin > Export > SQL their DB's. What all do I need to make sure to change to get a clean transfer without losing data?

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Really everything you need to know is in the docs. See Moving WordPress « WordPress Codex.

They cover exporting/importing databases, moving uploads and other content, themes, etc.

For particular issues with moving WP installs, search this site; many have already been answered.

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Thank you. The Codex is something I've not really dug into yet. –  randomblink Jun 7 '13 at 16:41

theres a nice plugin called "Duplicator" which does all the stuff for you. http://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/

Theres also one called BackupBuddy but it's not free. http://ithemes.com/purchase/backupbuddy/

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I'm going with BackupBuddy. Talked with my client and they don't want the risks associated with any other route... so yay! An excuse to buy BackupBuddy! –  randomblink Jun 10 '13 at 19:21

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