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mikeoconnell79

Hi, I'm trying to move my iBlog4 site from godaddy to bluehost. I've gotten most of it moved but things like my menu, widgets, features, etc. didn't come with the move. What am I missing? my current site: www.sparkbrs.com my new site: http://66.147.244.221/~sparkbrs

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cmunns

Those should all be stored in the db, how are you making the move? BlueHost would probably be helpful on this as well.

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mikeoconnell79

Hi Adam, I did the wordpress export from the original site, then imported it to the new site. I copied/downloaded everything off the old site to my hard drive then uploaded it to the new site. I also tried copying the database from the old site to the new site but it gives me this error: SQL query: -- -- Database: `spa1023907074985` -- -- -------------------------------------------------------- -- -- Table structure for table `calendar` -- CREATE TABLE `calendar` ( `event_id` INT( 11 ) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT , `event_begin` DATE NOT NULL , `event_end` DATE NOT NULL , `event_title` VARCHAR( 30 ) NOT NULL , `event_desc` TEXT NOT NULL , `event_time` TIME DEFAULT NULL , `event_recur` CHAR( 1 ) DEFAULT NULL , `event_repeats` INT( 3 ) DEFAULT NULL , `event_author` BIGINT( 20 ) UNSIGNED DEFAULT NULL , `event_category` BIGINT( 20 ) UNSIGNED NOT NULL DEFAULT '1', `event_link` TEXT, PRIMARY KEY ( `event_id` ) ) ENGINE = MYISAM DEFAULT CHARSET = utf8 AUTO_INCREMENT =1; MySQL said: #1046 - No database selected Not sure what else to do. Should I delete everything off the new site and start over? I would hate to do that because of the amount of content though.

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cmunns

Honestly I've heard BlueHost has good support, have you asked them to help you with this as they likely know the steps to get it done, better than I would at this point.

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mikeoconnell79

I searched on bluehost and they say that they do not help with installation. Guess I'm on my own.

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mosley301

Michael, I just moved my Wordpress installs to a new server and it was a snap. Here are the steps I took: 1.) Exported my MySQL DB with PHPMyAdmin 2.) I then downloaded my wordpress folder and index.php to my computer form the old server. 3.) On the new server setup a new database and user/password 4.) Use PHPMyAdmin to import my my old export into the new database. 5.) FTP my Wordpress folder and index.php to the new server. 6.) Modify your Config file with the new Database name and user/password you setup in step 3. 7.) Change your DNS to point to the new server. 8.) Wait a few min to 24 hours then Enjoy. Most of the time it only take a few min for the DNS change to propagate. You will not be able to test the setup because wordpress is setup for your .com domain and not the ip/~thing. If you want to be able you test on the new server you will have to login to your old wordpress and change the domains for it to ip/~thing. Once you save it will brake your old install but you will be able to export your old database and it would work on the new server. BUT I wouldn't do that. If you just follow this steps there is nothing that could really go wrong. If your server environments are the same you should be fine.

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mikeoconnell79

Jason, thanks for the instructions. After some time I did manage to just get it working. If I somehow do mess it up I'll look to your more through information.

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bryan-hadaway

One step often missed is opening up the db file and finding and replacing the old domain with the new like if you went from a testing location to the official domain. I've been doing migrations for a while now and I think I've got it down to being even simpler than the official WordPress instructions: http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress It's all in the eye of the beholder though right. Anyways, let us know if you run into any more trouble. Thanks, Bryan

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mikeoconnell79

Bryan, I found that I did need to change the address in the DB file when I was testing, and also in the wordpress preferences file. I've gotten everything moved now and have the domain names pointed to the new server. Thanks!

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