How to Move WordPress from Local Server to Live Website ?

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Hi guys, Today we’re gonna see how you can move wordpress from your Local Computer to a Live Website, if you want to move the local wordpress site to a live website, you can do that by following the steps that I show you in this article. So, once you get your website live, anyone will be able to access it, just by going to your website address.

Step 1 :

Okay, So now I’m gonna show you the wordpress site that I’ve to build on my computer. So let’s see So, there is a  site and that has some pages right. Okay, so this site is on the localhost which means, it’s on our computer.

Step 2 :

Now, to get this website live, we’re gonna do it in just 2 Parts,

The first part is to set up a new wordpress site on a Webhost. So, to get our website live we need a hosting account that provides space, for storing our website’s files on the internet.

Step 3 :

So to get a hosting account, so I’m using Bluehost for hosting my website, we’re going to buy the hosting, So let’s click ‘Get started’.

Now, you need to choose a domain name for your website.

Step 4 :

So, the domain name is your website’s address which people can visit, to go to your site. Now I’m going to search for ‘wpw3schools.com’ which is the name of my website and then click ‘search’ and, now the domain name is not available of course. So you can select your domain name and search it.

Now when it’s said that your domain name is available then click ‘select and continue’ and it will take you to the cart page. So that we’re getting our domain, and our hosting. Now, both of these are going to be valid for 1 year.

Step 5 :

So to complete the purchase Let’s click ‘register‘ and, I will quickly fill the form and click ‘Create account‘. Now let’s add the payment method Enter the details and click ‘next‘ Now click ‘complete‘ to make the payment and it’s done. Okay, so now we’ve completed the payment & we’ve got our domain & hosting.

Step 6 :

Next, we need to install WordPress on our hosting account, So to install wordpress, let’s click ‘Add site‘ and then click ‘Get started‘.Now just select your domain and click ‘next‘ then again click ‘next‘ and now you need to enter a username and password for wordpress you will need this to log in to WordPress.

So I’m gonna enter my name and password and click install. Okay, so wordpress is installed. Now let’s click ‘Get started‘ and then click ‘No thanks‘ and ‘Ok‘ now your wordpress is installed.


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Step 7 :

So, once you install wordpress your website will now be Live. So let’s check that, We’re gonna go to our browser and then type our domain name So, I’m going to enter ‘wpw3schools.com’ and press enter.

As you can see, the site is working and it has this default wordpress content Okay.

So, now let’s go to the Final Part of this tutorial which is to bring in the content from the local site to this live website.

Step 8 :

Okay so to move the content from the local site to the live website, We’re going to do 3 things,

First, we’re going to install a plugin on both of our websites.

Then second thing is, using the plugin we’re going to export the contents of the local site into a file.

Then finally, we’re going to bring that file, into our live site.

Step 1 :

So first, let’s install the plugin on the local site So, let’s go into our localhost dashboard and then go to plugins and click ‘Add New’ Now, search for ‘All in One‘ and then install this plugin.

So, let’s click ‘install’ and ‘activate’ Okay, So the plugin is installed on the local site.

Step 2 :

Next, we’re going to install the same plugin on our live website. So, let’s go to the wordpress dashboard on ‘wpw3schools.com’ And then go to plugins again click add new then search for ‘All in One‘ and click ‘install‘ and activate.

Okay, now the plugin is installed on both of our websites.

So, now the second thing Which is to Export the Content of our Local Site.

So to export the content of our local site let’s go to our localhost dashboard And then go to ‘All in One WP Migration‘ and click ‘Export‘ Now click ‘Export to‘ and file.

Now click ‘download’ And the content will be downloaded into a file and then click close.

Step 3 :

Okay So now, we’ve got the content of our local site into a file So, now we can go to the final step, which is to import this file into our Live website.

So, let’s go to our Live Site’s dashboard Then, go to All-in-One WP Migration and click ‘Import’ Now click ‘Import from’ and click ‘file’ Now, choose the file which you’ve downloaded and clicked ‘open’.

Now click ‘Proceed’ to start the import and then click ‘close’ and it’s done. So, all our local site content has been imported into ‘wpw3schools.com’.So, let’s check that We’ll go to our website and reload the page. Now, you can get that all the content has moved to our live site.

So, this is how you can move your wordpress site from your computer to a live website. Now, if you want to login to your wordpress site Just add ‘login’ after your site’s address, and press enters. Now to log into wordpress, you need to use your localhost’s username & password. So just enter the login details of your local site, and then click login. Okay, So now you can start making changes to your website and all the changes will appear on your live website There you go. So this is how you can move wordpress from your local computer to a live website.

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