I often create sites on my test server before making them live.
I then copy everything over and run a “find and replace” on references to my test domain and update them to the new domain.
I’ve noticed on propulsion if I do this it loses all it’s settings.
Any ideas on a way round this?
Try this method and don’t forget to create backup of everything including the theme files and database. Try to consult a WordPress developer before doing anything.
1. Login to wp admin panel, go to Settings -> General page and change values in ‘WordPress Address (URL)’ and ‘Site Address (URL)’ from ‘new.domain.com’ to ‘www.domain.com’. Press ‘Save Changes’ and don’t pay attention to errors that may appear
2. Connect to the server via FTP, create new folder in the root dir (ie. ‘oldsite’), put all files and folders from the root dir (except folder with wp) into this new folder.
3. Move all files and folders from the wp folder to the root dir.
This method is advisable if your stage server is within or a subdomain of your live site.
I’ll give that a try.
Usually however i’m moving from a totally different domain.
What effect does this have?
Here is a cheat sheet that outlines the move http://www.jasonbobich.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/moving-wordpress.png .
Please watch this video, its pretty good and very detailed
http://youtu.be/RIqS-l54qYc (part 1)
http://youtu.be/3CbL52aMjsY (part 2)
Everyone uses this automated file to autoreplace within the mysql safely http://interconnectit.com/124/search-and-replace-for-wordpress-databases/
or you can use any of the first 4 plugins on this list that are free to do it all for you
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