Tag Archives: Wordpress

Simple WordPress backup and cloning solution – finally a great plugin

Hi, I have just tested a new plug-in for backing up and cloning WordPress, and I am very satisfied so far. It's the first one I tested that makes a complete backup with just one click and places it within a directory that's available via a public link, so you can donwload it or deploy Read More →

This web page has a redirect loop – WordPress permalink issue

I have recently created a WordPress site, and suddenly it stopped loading. I don’t know which plug-in caused it as I installed a few (maybe Core Tweeks or maybe HeadSpace2). I could: Log in to the site and make all the changes Load (see in the browser) all the pages except for home/front page Load Read More →

How to go about Your first website webinar – hosting, domain, marketing, Word Press etc

Finally you found a place where you can find a simple explanation of what you need to create your first website and how to make it a marketing success.

With 6 years of experience in IT, 2 years in on-line marketing and with a brilliant mind for passing on the knowledge, in this webinar with real life comparisons I make it clear to you:

  • what is a domain, hosting, website, URL
  • how to choose the best domain and hosting
  • what is the internet really
  • what’s the best marketing strategy
  • how to create a website for free
  • how to go about a professional website
  • what is WordPress and why is it good
  • what are good plug-ins for WordPress
  • what I can do for you
  • and many more

Play the video and leave your opinion in the comments. I especially appreciate suggestions on how I could make it better.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWZcdatL6pU[/youtube]

You can watch the whole webinar here: http://www.kamilsview.com/members/your-first-website-hosting-domain-word-press-etc/

Please, contact me if you are interested in consultations or other services.

 

To your success.

Kamil K.

How To Clone A WordPress Blog to another domain or URL

I created a blog for one of our customers, and I wanted to clone it to 2 other domains. I have spent the whole day creating and customizing it, so there was no way I was going to do it again. The first thing I did, of course, was to google it. I have spent 2 hours researching it and I was not happy with what I found: either not clear, or too complicated, or you had to pay for some software.

I decided to use two plugins:

  1. Ort Migrate.
  2. X-Cloner.

The first one did not like FTP username (it tested ok, but displayed error message on a real run), while the second created a nice backup, but did not clone it – just displayed the blog within my WP admin page and that’s it – no buttons to continue or any other clues. I skyped a friend, but  his internet connection was rubbish at that time. Ok, calm down, I thought – let’s sleep on it.

The next day I used Google again, and … behold. I found this great video. Very easy to follow (for a technical guy like me, at least, and if you’re not technical, than don’t touch technical stuff 🙂 – or give it a go, why not?). Have a look:

  1. Compress your existing WP installation.
  2. Create a new database.
  3. Create a new database user and add it to the new database (make a note of all the names and passwords).
  4. Copy or move the compressed installation to the destination folder and unzip it.
  5. Go to PHPMyAdmin in Cpanel.
  6. Export the old database.
  7. Open the newly created database and import the old one here.
  8. In the new WP installation folder edit wp-config.php.
  9. Change database and username details to reflect the new ones you just created.
  10. Add the below code and modify the URL accordingly.
  11. Save the file.
  12. Test the new site.

define(‘WP_HOME’,’http://XYZ.com’);

define(‘WP_SITEURL’,’http://XYZ.com’);

I hope this will work for you as well as it did for me. The above scenario is for cloning withing the same hosting account. With two different hosting accounts you will need to log in to Cpanel and PHPMyAdmin twice.

Enjoy: