Moving WordPress – So Cal Chinatown Meetup


Last Tuesday was the So Cal WordPress User’s group meetup in Chinatown. The night’s format featured four speakers, all of which would explain a different way to migrate WordPress.

Migrating Self-hosted WordPress by Suzette Franck, (mt) Media Temple

I covered Migrating Self-hosted to Self-hosted WordPress and I explained how to do a manual PHPMYAdmin dump and then a search and replace as well as how to use the WP Migrate DB Pro plugin. I also explained how to do thorough testing by changing the hosts file on your local computer before making DNS changes. This deck is all new content that I created specifically for this presentation and can be found below:

Direct link to slides:

Migrating to Self-hosted by Bryan Villarin, Automattic

Automattic Happiness Engineer Bryan Villarin spoke on migrating from to a self-hosted installation by using the WordPress Exporter. You may download his PDF from: How to move from to a self-hosted site

Setting up and Migrating a Local Development Environment by Natalie Maclees, Purple Pen Productions

Natalie MacLees presented on setting up a local development environment using Desktop Server and migrating the dev site to production.

WordPress on EC2 Cloud Using Bitnami by Belsien

Belsien did a fascinating demonstration on how to setup WordPress on Amazon AWS EC2 Cloud using Bitnami. His slides may be found below:

WordPress on Amazon ec2 by belsien

Coming Up Next


June is going to be an extremely busy month for me, here’s the line-up of my speaking engagements:

Follow me on twitter for the latest news at @mt_Suzette.

Published by Suzette Franck

Suzette Franck has been in web development for over twenty years; she started making hand-coded HTML websites on geocities with font tags and tables back in 1995. Since then, she has taught herself CSS, Sass, PHP, MySQL, as well as becoming a Wordpress expert; evangelizing and presenting at over twenty-two WordCamps across the country and multiple WordPress meetups in Southern California where she resides, about all aspects of building and maintaining sites on WordPress. Suzette is passionate about WordPress the application as well as the WordPress Open Source Community, and loves to code and teach others the wonders of WordPress. She is a purveyor of lowbrow art, and when she is not WordPressing, she is painting or visiting Los Angeles art galleries to add more work to her growing art collection.

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