Quickly move a WordPress blog to a new Host or Domain

Moving a WordPress blog to a new domain    or web host may be easier than you think.

  1. In the blog to be moved, select “Tools” in the left sidebar of your Dashboard.
  2. Now select the “Export” option to download the contents of the blog (posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, and tags) in an XML export file.
  3. Prepare your new WordPress installation on the new server with the appropriate theme and any plugins.
  4. In the dashboard of the new blog go to “Tools” and select “Import”.
  5. Choose the “Wordpress” option.
  6. Browsing to and select the XMS file you exported from the original blog, then click “Upload and Import”.

That's all there is to it.  Don't forget to redirect your domain to the new server if applicable.

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