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When I discovered ServerPress to develop local and push WP sites to production, I have not looked back. The time it saves me in both set up of a local WAMP, creating of dev sites, and then loading painlessly the site to a server with a public face is worth every nickel for it. I no longer need to fuss with paths that break when going live, for example. I ...


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I personally use BackupBuddy (a paid solution, from iThemes.com). For your scenario, you could install it on your local dev machine, and perform the following one-time actions: Add a one-time configuration for your server as a "Remote Destination" (including FTP/sFTP credentials and target directory). Copy an 'importbuddy.php' script to your remote ...


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If you have access to your mysql you can update the wp-options table. Before modification... $ mysql -u <db_user> --password=<db_pwd> -D <db_name> <<<"select * from wp_options where option_name in ('siteurl', 'home');" ...


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For the second part: What plugin do you recommend for updating URL's? Ive used Velvet Blues Update URLs. It's made specifically for updating links when you have changed your domain name. It updates links embedded in content, excerpts, custom fields, and even attachments. It does directly change information in your database so be very careful when ...


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The first part of your question hangs more on how much control over web server configuration you have. If you can point new domain at the same location in filesystem — then no, you won't have to move a thing. Otherwise you do indeed need to move files. On other hand it's not that complicated to just move everything from one folder to another. If you have ...


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The database Initially you should update all references to your old domain in the database. The following SQL will take care of that, but first read these notes - This SQL assumes that you are using the default wp_ table prefix. Simply change this to your chosen table prefix if you have changed it. Replace datebas_name with the name of the database ...



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