How to Move a WordPress Website to a New Domain Name (and install WP 3.0)

This video walks through the process I used to move my site from to http It includes how to install and configure WordPress 3.0 as well as how to export your posts and pages from your old site and import them into your new site. If you find my tutorials useful, please rate, stumble, or otherwise share on your preferred social network. If you would like to be part of an exclusive community and receive specialized WordPress training, please visit to learn more.

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14 Responses to How to Move a WordPress Website to a New Domain Name (and install WP 3.0)

  1. skull495 September 14, 2010 at 9:44 pm #

    Hello! Can you please show me how to move my forums to perfect-gaming(dot)com to perfect-gaming(dot)com/forums/ the /forums/ do you now how i can move the domain? so i can make wordpress be just perfect-gaming(dot)com Thanks!

  2. wpmodder September 14, 2010 at 11:22 pm #

    @skull495 I’m confused by your question. Do you currently have WP installed? What forum software are you using? Please explain your setup in more detail and I’ll be happy to advise.

  3. skull495 September 15, 2010 at 7:52 pm #

    Okay. do you have msn or something i can talk to you? i will subscirbe 🙂 thanks !!

  4. wpmodder September 15, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

    I’m afraid you still haven’t answered my questions above. I would love to help, but first I need to find out your current setup to even know if I can help or not. Please offer some further details and I’ll do what I can. You can either leave a comment here, or contact me through my site.

  5. skull495 September 15, 2010 at 8:50 pm #

    @wpmodder Okay well i own the domain perfect-gamin(dot)com Its a forum for my games And i am trieng to move perfect-gaming(dot)com to perfect-gaming(dot)com/forum/ so the perfect-gaming(dot)com will be wordpress and the forums will be perfect-gaming(dot)com/forum/ but i dont now how to move it to /forum/

  6. wpmodder September 15, 2010 at 10:44 pm #


    Okay, I understand what you want to do now. I had a look at your site and it looks like you’re using vbulletin for your forums. Ok, this should be easy to do. Do you have FTP access to your server and are you comfortable with that? If not, shoot me a contact through my form and I can quote you a price on moving your forum for you. p.s. I tried to link to a tutorial on how to do this but YT isn’t letting me add links. Contact me at my site and I’ll share the link to move your .forum

  7. skull495 September 15, 2010 at 11:36 pm #

    Yeah i got a FTP i use filezilla.

  8. skull495 September 15, 2010 at 11:39 pm #

    @wpmodder Okay i contacted you on your website i left my gmail and i left my MSN info

  9. altmanesque1 October 3, 2010 at 6:07 pm #

    Hi. Just to say I like the iphone app and I appreciate the videos too. Yet, and I’m sure this is down to my own inexperience and lack of knowledge, this tutorial isn’t helping me get the job done. I think it would help is you assumed a greater lack of knowledge from those likely to buy the app. For example a couple of minutes in you make reference, in passing, to a routine you’ve already run in CPanel but…

  10. altmanesque1 October 3, 2010 at 6:12 pm #

    …something tells me that one of my problems is something I’ve done wrong in cpanel. So from my point of view I’d have liked it better if the tutorial on how to move a WordPress Website began at the very beginning of the process.

    My own case is that I know very little about WordPress. Nonetheless I’ve put together a website, using MAMPS, on my local server which, on my local server, functions perfectly in every respect. I thought, wrongly as it happens, that I’d be able to move the site and…

  11. altmanesque1 October 3, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    and achieve the same results on a remote server without too much difficulty. Instead I’ve endured sheer frustration at every step of the way. So while what you’re showing look easy enough I’m still doing something wrong and I’ve still got no site working remotely and, frankly, I’m almost on the point of giving up at this stage.

  12. wpmodder October 3, 2010 at 6:20 pm #


    Thanks for your comment and also for purchasing the App:) I think you’re referring to the mention of creating a database and database user within cPanel. I don’t have a publicly available tutorial on how to do that, but it is explained in great details in my “Getting Online” course. Contact me through that site and I’ll give you free access…:)

  13. altmanesque1 October 3, 2010 at 6:39 pm #

    @wpmodder Thanks, I will.

  14. altmanesque1 October 3, 2010 at 10:55 pm #

    @wpmodder thanks for the help and the follow-up, both are greatly appreciated.

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