Chances are at some point you may need to move your WordPress photo blog as a result of changing web hosting companies. I’ve had to transfer my sites several times in the past and it used to be a big hassle. Having to manually copy all of your WordPress files and databases and then manually set up everything on your new web server was extremely tedious and time consuming. Fortunately, we no longer need to go through all of that because of the awesome Duplicator plugin by lifeinthegrid.com.
With the Duplicator plugin, moving your WordPress site is so much easier. In fact, I just recently moved this website, WP Photo Blogger, to a new web host using this great tool. The process ran very smoothly and I didn’t encounter any issues along the way.
The Duplicator plugin instructions clearly state that this tool isn’t for novices. However, if you have basic knowledge of FTP (file transfer protocol) and MySQL databases, you shouldn’t have any problems using Duplicator. Of course you should always make sure you have a backup copy of your site before you begin the process.
The one key point in the transfer process where some might have a bit of difficulty is creating your new MySQL database on your new host’s server. But again, if you have a basic understanding of MySQL, you should be fine. Just remember, you’ll need to keep track of your new database parameters (username, password, and database name) so you can enter the information during the installation/update process.
If you need to move your WordPress blog to another location, I highly recommend you check out the Duplicator plugin. For more information, see my detailed Duplicator review.