WordPress Migration/Installation Process

  • Prelims
    • Local:  create Github repository, use WordPress hide
    • Remote:
      • Purchase/transfer domain
      • Set up add-on domain (other_sites/sitename)
  • Database Setup
    • Installation:  If non-existent, create: sitename(_staging)
    • Migration:
      • Export data out of old database
      • Clear/create new database (sitename)
      • Import data into new database
        • ASO:  change database name in .SQL to ASO databasename
      • Change site_url and home in _options to current URL
  • Filesystem Setup
    • Installation
    • Download and add core files to directory (wordpress.org)
    • Migration:  Transfer files to new directory
  • Check site status/install wp-config
    • Change table prefix from ‘wp_’
  • Site initialization
    • Installation:
      • Add ping services helper (bookmark)
      • Delete Hello World post
      • Delete Sample Page
      • Change tagline, timezone
      • Set permalinks to post name
      • Set theming
      • Install plugins
        • iThemes Security – GO THROUGH
          • Set up one-click defaults
          • Set up comment blocking
    • Migration:
      • Reset permalinks
      • Change URL using Velvet Blue URL Changer
      • ET:  Change logo links to local
      • Production:  Uncheck hide from search engines

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