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I have slowly been building up my  Wordpress install on my local  XAMPP server,  and I am nearing the point where I am almost ready to transition to my live web server.

To be honest, I have never done anything like this before,  at least not with a dynamic content / database driven site.


Are there any pagelines specific things I should know,  or watch out for?  (Or even Wordpress issues, since I'm asking...)


I was hoping it might be as simple as..


  • Upload half-assed  "we're updating!"  index.html  (I love doing this)
  • Use phpmyAdmin to Export my site database (Any WP, PL, etc databases I use),  and then import it onto my web server's DB Server.
  • Edit key fields in my databases to reflect new  domain names, paths, etc  (do this now, earlier, or later??)
  • After cleaning up my root directory and clearing it out,  upload my entire  site tree.


But I have this bad habbit of attracting disasters -  is it really that simple?

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James B

Hi there,


This is the process I use below, there's also a guide on migrating here - http://support.pagelines.me/docs/getting-started/migrate-pagelines-from-another-site/


1. Install wordpress and pagelines on the new hosting.

2. Export the local site using the Wp DB Migrate plugin (this does a find and replace on urls for you, apparently velvet blues plugin is good too) http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/velvet-blues-update-urls/ or http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-migrate-db/

3. Export Pagelines Settings on the local site

4. Import the file which Wp DB Migrate created directly in to the new sites DB via phpmyAdmin

5. Import the Pagelines settings file into the site

6. Ftp over the images/media.

Kindly search the forum and read the documentation before posting. It will help you resolve many issues.

For CSS help be sure to check out W3Schools first and be sure to download FireBug for FireFox for troubleshooting.

James B

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