As WordPress developers we have to always face a simple process frequently and that is moving a WordPress websites. Albeit this not new affair for most like us who are well experienced, but its certainly for those who are entering in this field right now. Therefore, moving a WordPress website is a daunting task for a novice WordPress programmer since there are plenty of chances to commit some minor mistakes and have to suffer.
There are myriad of cases that we have to move WordPress websites and bout noteworthy common cases first of all include the shifting from sectional server to hosting tend at the end of our WordPress webstek development. Here is we usually keep our website in the topical sub-directory on the hosting server as most of the hosting providers offer this facilities. Once WordPress development is finish and we need to test our WordPress website on the web we have to shift our website from sub-directory to root ordo of the hosting.
In another plot we have to move the website from local installation oppositely from our computer to remote installation means on our hosting. Certainly we have to doing moving of website from digit hosting to another hosting that is better in quality plus price than old one. That is okay for a experienced WordPress developer to do this task, but for a novice developer, she should keep following instruction under consideration always in such moving.
In any case of moving you should have the backup of your website before you start shifting because there are chances that you commit some mistakes and you may lost files or data from your original website directory. Now, when you take backup you need to take backup of point files, you uploads, your plug-ins, extensions or components as they may be useful in any pinch and finally your database.
Generally database help in not simple copy and paste thing, but you have to use some tools to do that. These tools are phpMyAdmin which is widely shopworn in all hosting, Sequel For in case of OS X, terminal commands, A MySQL desktop client and a backup plug-in like WP-DB-Backup, which will email your database as backup. We generally need to do some changes while we are moving website so a as good WordPress developer you have copy your database and add a suffix-old on its copy then you have to start editing the original database.
Sub-directory To Root
As stated above WordPress programmers have to perform this dissemble frequently so on condition that they are using a parent and child theme structure this process becomes extremely simple as you don’t have to move anything as this regimen will work on a standard installation concerning WordPress and applicable for most of the frameworks. Of course, you can go straight forward in some cases like multi-site installations or the sites using Genesis as a framework. The best aspect of this method is that it finished within moments and its alacritous is depending on the setup, means your choice during installation.