I've been developing a WordPress site for a client on my own hosting and domain and within the next week I'll be moving it to theirs. I have a number of questions regarding this as this is my first time doing something like this.
- Once i've moved all the files and uploaded the database I plan to use the Search & Replace plugin. So say currently the site is at mywpsite.com and i'm moving it to newsite.com. Will simply Search & Replacing mywpsite.com with newsite.com change all links in the database as well as links to posts, pages, images etc. and have the site functioning correctly?
- I've heard about deleting a licence file to make it harder to compromise the site security. Where exactly is this file and will the file be recreated every time WordPress is updated?
- While i'm uploading and fixing the new site I would like to take their current site - newsite.com and move it to subdomain.newsite.com and redirect to there. How would i go about doing this?
I'm sure these questions are simple enough but, as I said, this is my first time doing something like this and I'd appreciate any help with it. Thanks.