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How to move DMS site to a new host at Hostgator?

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og1

Hi,

 

I was trying to move our site to a different host and was having difficulties saving the site files through the host.

 

Is there a simple way to migrate my DMS site?

 

Thank you in advance for any help.

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Danny

Hi,

 

The correct method of migrating to a new host usually should be taken care of by the hosts themselves as a service. If they do not provide this service then you will need to do this by following the guide on the WordPress codex - http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

 

I would also recommend performing a backup any all your WordPress content via the WordPress import/export tool, a backup of your sites settings using the DMS import/export tool and all custom CSS if you have added any to a text document just as a precaution.

 

 


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og1

Thanks for the reply Danny.

 

I used a program called WP clone, but when I load the backup onto my new host/domain name, everything comes up blank. I've used this program before and had great success with other themes/wordpress sites.

 

So then I exported and imported my DMS setting, but again just blank. Is there an easy way to just back up my Pagelines site and restore it, like with WP clone? Or is backing up and restoring a pagelines site only able to be done by the host?

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Danny

I have never used that plugin, when or if I need to move a site, I follow the instructions provided by WordPress themselves which I linked you above. If you have encountered an issue using a third party plugin, then the likely cause is the URLs are still pointing to your old server. You're going to need to enable WP_DEBUG via the wp-config.php file and then refresh your website and see if any errors are printed on these blank pages.

 

If there are errors, please provide them in your reply. Also, please provide a link to the site in question and if possible enable DMS debug mode which you can do by going to WordPress Admin Dashboard > PageLines and scrolling to the bottom and enable the option.


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