Wordpress Migration - Development to New Server

WordPress Migration – Development to New Server

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This series will show you how to “Migrate WordPress to New Server“, we use these guidelines to deploy new websites from our development systems through to production installations for professional services such as an Accounting firm, Medical Practice or Finance Broker.

In this example I will be working with www.FirstHomeBuyers.co and www.MortgageRepaymentCalculator.co

In this lesson we run through the following

  • Migrate development files to production using FTP.
  • Setup DB Migration plugin on both servers
  • Migrate the DB

This is part of the “Migrate WordPress to New Server” professional series, this includes best practices that and processes that we follow to “transfer wordpress site to new host” 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.

“Migrate wordpres site” is a process which, our team follows when moving a new website from development to production.

Harmonize WordPress versions between Development and Production


Make sure all updates are in place, both with WordPress and any Plugins on both development and production WordPress installations

Synchronize Development Files to Production Server


Copy all development wordpress files including themes and plug-ins to the production system
Warning: Do not include .htaccess or wp-config.php

Install WP Migrage DB Pro


Register Migrate DB Pro on Production

  • Turn on Accept push requests allow this database to be overwritten
  • The Connection Info will be needed on the development instance of wordpress

Register Migrate DB Pro on Development

  • Accept pull requests allow this database to be exported and downloaded

Select Push on Development WordPress


Paste connection information from production WordPress

WordPress Migration


Push changes from Development to Production

WordPress Migration Progress Reports


WordPress Migration – Optional transmission of images


David CruwysWordPress Migration – Development to New Server

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