I need to copy a WordPress site to a new server. I need this to go as quickly as possible. The URL won't change, but the absolute paths will.
Here are the steps I thought of:
- Put a maintenance message on the site
- Copy the database
- Copy all the files (the hidden ones as well, like .htaccess), with permissions
- Check if there are no old absolute paths, and if so, update them
- Check if everything's working
- Update the DNS records
- Remove the maintenance message
Am I forgetting something?