This is the first of a two-part series covering common and best practices around launching a new WordPress site to your web host. While this first session is slightly more introductory, it still covers some of the more technical aspects of moving files and databases. Topics covered include:
• Determining what needs to be moved to your web host
• Prerequisites for migrating your site (tools, credentials)
• Differences between site files (themes, uploads) and content (database)
• Required changes if the domain name has changed
The discussion was concluded with a short demonstration.
While this is handy information for developers who build sites locally, the hope is that there is useful information for those who find themselves needing to move a site from one web host to another.
Credits for slide graphics to Wilson Joseph, Noun Project