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    Default Moving Entire Wordpress site to new domain

    I want to move an entire existing Wordpress site from the current domain onto a new domain and 301 all pages. All permalinks will be the same.

    1. Is there any easy way to accomplish this?
    2. Can I Take my existing WP database and simply install it onto a new domain?
    3. What is the best way to handle redirects? Any way to mass redirect?
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    Good link. I should have known to check Joost's site first.

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    I would make a redirect for each page so anybody who try to visit a page on the old domain gets sent to that exact page on the new domain.

    If the URL structure on the 2 sites is the same, you could also add some clever code to do this automatically. I'm not confident enough in my .htaccess-coding-skills to give advice on how to do it, but it is definitely possible.

    If you want to go the latter route, there are some information on this page:
    Redirect Visitors To a New Page or Site - HTML Tips and Tricks
    (look at the examples that force www and non-www on the site)
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    I recently did it with one of my wordpress based sites. Quite easy, only problem I encountered was mod security which my host was kind enough to fix

    Wordpress has official documentation for it Changing The Site URL WordPress Codex

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    first thing you need to do is backup your database.

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    Bookmarked - I think I may well end up doing the same thing shortly.

    Thanks for the links.
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    Just to follow up on this, can anyone help me out with the changes that need to be made to the .htaccess file.

    I need a line that says all pages on the old domain should redirect to exactly the same URL structure on the new domain.

    So basically www.abc.com/review/pokerstars

    should re-direct to:

    www.xyz.com/review/pokerstars

    I presume there must be a one line piece of code that I can use to do this, rather than having to set up 301's for each individual page.

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    Try this:
    # BEGIN WordPress
    <ifmodule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^abc\.com$ [NC]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.xyz.com/$1 [R=301,L]
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </ifmodule>
    # END WordPress

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    UPDATE: I finally sacked up and did this myself after trying unsuccessfully to pay someone to do it.

    My hosting has Fantastico, so the best instructions I found are here: Moving WordPress WordPress Codex

    At the bottom, there is a guide for "Moving WordPress to a New Server with Fantastico"

    This was super easy to do. I would recommend following these instructions for anyone in the same situation.

    I then redirectd the site by creating a .htaccess file on the old domain with one line of code:

    Redirect 301 / http:// www. newdomain .com/

    (Without the spaces in the domain. The [code] tag is freaking out.)

    This successfully redirects all old pages to their counterpart on the new domain.

    Very simple once I got the process figured out. I could do the whole thing now in about 5 minutes if/when I have to do it again.

    Hope this helps.


 

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