How to prepare new wordpress installation for developer

How to prepare new wordpress installation for developer

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How to prepare new WordPress installation for transfer over to a developer who will finish of development of this new website. This step by step guide to setting up a base set of Themes & Plugins for a new Content Constellation Website.

This step by step will:

  • Show the basic plugins to install
  • Which need to be actived at the development phase.
  • Backup the MySQL database of the new installation
  • Store the MySQL script so that the developer is setup with exactly the same starting installation

In this example I will be working with

This is part of the “How to create a website” professional series, this includes best practices that and processes that we follow to “Make a wordpress website” for building out the IdeasMen – Content Constellation system which allows niche markets such as Financial Broker Networks, Accounting Groups and Medical Practices to dominate SERP’s (Search Engine Ranking Positions) within their local & geographic regions.

Install the basic plugins


List of General Plugins for standard setup

Note: These plugins are in addition to the plugins automatically installed via Theme X

Installed plugins plus activation status

  • Yellow = Install and Activate
  • Pink = Install and Don’t Activate

Select target WordPress Database to Backup

  1. Select database to export
  2. Click Export button

Export (Download to Harddrive)


Create folder for Database Scripts


Create a folder withing the Development_Database folder with a name that represents the Website whose scripts we will be storing, in this example I used RD-FirstHomeBuyers, the RD is just a code for the client

Store exported SQL script


Add a date to the beginning of the SQL script so that all files align themselves in date order, the format should be YYYYMMDD.

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