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WordPress® All-in-One For Dummies® by Michael Torbert, Andrea Rennick, Kevin Palmer, Cory Miller, Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Chapter 7: Backing Up, Packing Up, and Moving to a New Host

In This Chapter

  • Moving to WordPress from a different platform
  • Database backup management
  • Backing up plugins and themes
  • Storing images and media files
  • Exporting data from WordPress
  • Using plugins to make backups and moving easier

As a WordPress Web site owner, you may need to move your site to a different home on the Web; either to a new Web host or into a different account on your current hosting account. Or maybe you're an owner who needs to move your site right now.

This chapter covers the best way to migrate a blog that exists within a different blogging platform (like Movable Type or TypePad) to WordPress. This chapter also takes you through how to back up your WordPress files, data, and content and move them to a new hosting provider, or different domain.

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