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Merge Local WP Site With Live Site In 6 Simple Steps

6 Simple Steps To A Successful Merge Of A Localhosted WordPress Site With A Live Hosted WordPress Site

Recently I did a series of training videos on how to set up a localhost environment to develop WordPress site and then to move those ‘developed’ sites to a live host.

So Moving a local site to a live hosting environment is simple enough, as I demonstrated inĀ videos 10 & 12 of that series.

Merging a local site with a live site that has changes on both, well that can be a bit more tricky.merge localhosted wordpress site with live site image

With that in mind I set out to find a solution.

What I found was a few different solutions and all of them were technically challenging to say the least. Of course if you’re a programmer or you areĀ familiar with command line interface (CLI), then what I consider to be technically challenging, you may consider to be child’s-play.

So I did some tinkering and I think what I came up with will work in most every situation where, 1. You have worked on a site locally and
2. That same site in the Continue reading

How To Move Your WordPress Site To A New Domain

Moving or transferring your WordPress site from one domain to another is kinda easy when you’ve done it many times.

There are plugins, both free and very costly, that will help make the process easier.

Before you spend money on a plugin or program, or end up breaking your site when you use a free plugin that seems easy until you hit the ‘Go’ button and you get a blank screen where your site use to be…plrvideodirect guide to moving your WordPress site to a new domain

Spend a few minutes reviewing this post and I believe you will get the confidence and know-how needed to DIY (do it yourself).

I’ve broken the process down to a few simple steps.

Watch the videos and then give it a go.

As I mention a few times within the videos, do a full backup of the files and database before you get started with the move. While the process detailed within these videos work in 99% of the WordPress site moves, if you encounter the 1% where you cannot get it to work, leave me a comment below. This way when we get your situation solved, it may help other people in that 1% camp.

After you have your full backup stored away, to help you visualize an easy move, think about all the moving parts that need to be packed up and transferred to their new home.

In most cases, there are the Continue reading