Chapter 7: Backing Up, Packing Up, and Moving to a New Host
In This Chapter
Moving to WordPress from a different platform
Handling the 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 website 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 (such as 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 a different domain.
Migrating Your Existing Blog to WordPress
So you ...