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WordPress 2.7 Complete by Hasin Hayder, April Hodge Silver

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Migrating or restoring a WordPress site

Sometimes you may find yourself in a situation where you need to move your WordPress website from one server to another. Or, if something gets fried on your server and is restored, you need to re-create your damaged WordPress site. Here you'll essentially need to do the same things as you would in a migration.

The steps for migration are as follows:

  1. Download a backup of your database (as described earlier in this chapter, in the section on backing up). This will be an SQL file.
  2. Download all of your files (as described earlier in this chapter, in the section on backing up).
  3. Look in your downloaded files for wp-config.php. Find the lines that define the connection to the database.

    Edit these lines so that they ...

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