WordPress Tips: How to Move your Blog Files Easily

If you are a blogger, you need to transfer your sites file from time to time within your server. But you need not to re-install your wordpress if you’re going to re-locate files. Here are the basic instructions how you can move your wordpress from one location to another no sweat.

Tip No. 1

If you are working on moving your wordpress files from one address to another and changing its URL, what you need to do is to follow either one of the following:

  • Create a new directory if you are going to move your core files to a new one.
  • Back up all index.php files and other important documents if you wish to transfer wordpress into a root directory. Make sure that the root directory is created first before doing so.

Tip No. 2

Login into your blog and go to the administrations settings and go to general panel. Here in the general panel is where you need to add the new folder (address box URI) you wish to move the core files that you created.

Before saving the settings, you need to match the location of your blog address to the wordpress location that you located as well. Now reminders after you have done this step you should not login the blog for an hour or two. The cache folder would be removed by the wp 2.0 users before proceeding to the next step.

Now all files and core files from the old directory or sub catergory  are transferred to a new location (the location you created).  With regards to Permalinks, update the format of if to the.htaccess files found in the directory of the main file (where the index.php is located as well). You can find it at the administration settings for permanlinks.

Tip No. 3

If some images are lost in the process, as expected to happen, go to SQL database in your hosting and change the path of all the images directly to SQL. You can read in-depth tutorials with regards to this process.

Tip No. 4

Also, change the “store uploads folder” to avoid newly uploaded files to go to the earlier folders you have. By doing so go to admin>> Settings>> Miscellaneous panel. But remember to update the new location for new and old media links.
Tip No. 5

When doing this process, there are instances that some permission may or may be changed. Files which show four digit zeros change it to this code “0644” this should revert the permissions back to the original settings. But then it depends to the ISP you are using.

If you are done with everything the final step that needs to be done is to test and see if everything works. You can ask a friend or anybody to try and visit the site if it works. Make your initial run through all of the changes you have done to see if you set them correctly. Take note that it’s quite tedious to locate a malfunction in your site. Run maintenance at least once a month.

Author Bio: This article is written by Kevin Moor, who also writes for wtweakwindows7.net, a site emphasizing on windows 7 tweaks.

Azad Shaikh

Azad Shaikh

Azad Shaikh is an internet geek at heart. From reviews about computer components to playing X-box one games, Azad takes pleasure in writing about anything and everything about computers. He is a computer engineering graduate and certified ethical hacker. In his leisure time, he reads and explores the internet.

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    “Before saving the settings, you need to match the location of your blog address to the wordpress location that you located as well. ”

    What do I need to do in order to match the location of your blog address to the wordpress location that I located as well.

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