Wordpress migration from dev to production

    Date: 09/02/13 (Web Development)    Keywords: php, database, web, hosting


    I downloaded the Wordpress source files to my development environment, where I am playing around with new features and adding content.
    Now that I have a better comfort level with Wordpress, I'd like to migrate my blog content to my production server through FTP.

    I understand I also would have to migrate the database too, since that's where all my content is stored.

    Should I go through the installation process on my production server, and then copy the modified databases over to production? Or should I just paste all of my PHP source files from dev into a new folder on my server and assume that things will work (I guess that is kind of a silly question?)

    Is there anything I should be aware of when pasting the files in Production and logging into it? My biggest concern is while I am going through the installation again, someone else could be trying to go through the Wordpress files as I am configuring my blog environment for the first time.

    I can't change the database names on my server, since it is going through a web hosting company, so perhaps it is better to go through the installation again in production, and then migrate the content from the databases.

    Your help is greatly appreciated!


    Source: http://webdev.livejournal.com/583728.html

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