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?

  • you can use WP CLone or All-in-one-wp-migration which provide a great tools for migration
    – user25225
    Commented Jan 23, 2018 at 19:21

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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.

  • Thank you. The Codex is something I've not really dug into yet. Commented Jun 7, 2013 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/

  • 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! Commented Jun 10, 2013 at 19:21

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