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Installing WordPress on a Subdomain

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We just installed WordPress to an Addon Domain and now we are going to set up a subdomain. I’m going to call this dev because this is going to be my development subdomain in my wp47bootcamp.com. You can see it's going to add a folder called dev. I'm going to add dev_wp47bootcamp to that so

Installing WordPress on an Addon Domain

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We've already installed WordPress on our primary domain so now we're going to install it on an addon domain. Let's go to the Hostgator control panel and login. An add-on domain is essentially a second domain for your website. The very first thing to do if you're going to include an add-on domain is to

Installing WordPress for the First Time on your Primary Domain

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This first session is on installing and configuring WordPress. And the very first thing we're going to do is install WordPress for the very first time on your primary domain. In this case I set up a hosting account with Hostgator and I don't have anything installed on it at all. I created a primary

Solve Every Website Admin Headache with WPEngine – Part 17 – Question and Answer

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Okay, let's look at questions here. Richard asked, "Rick this morning's email said the webinar started at 1." No. Well, actually it doesn't look like very many people are joining or have joined but that's really crammy I'm sorry about that. It said it started at 1. Okay well, those of you who got an

Solve Every Website Admin Headache with WPEngine – Part 16 – It’s Not All a Bed of Roses

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Now that we’ve gone through the process of moving a site to WPEngine and discussing its merits I want to give you some observations on things that aren’t perfect. It's not all a bed of roses. What really made WPEngine work for me is this ability to move the staging server quickly and backup quickly

Solve Every Website Admin Headache with WPEngine – Part 15 – How to Copy a Site in WPEngine

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Although I don't really do this very much anymore I’ll show you how to copy the site in WPEngine. So, you can copy an installation. Let's say I want to make a copy of groupclass. I can come over here and hit copy the install. Then I could either make an exact copy or I

Solve Every Website Admin Headache with WPEngine – Part 14 – How to Upgrade Plugins without Using the Staging Server

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We just finished copying the site from staging server to live and now I want to show how to upgrade plugins when not using the staging server. So, I go to Updates. I'm not going to update Wishlist Member, it doesn't matter, but everything else I'm just going to update in one fell swoop. So

Solve Every Website Admin Headache with WPEngine – Part 13 – How to Use the Staging Server to Test Upgrades

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You saw how easy it was to backup the site in WPEngine. Now I want to show you how easy it is to use a staging server to test upgrades. First, I'm going to delete that Better Search Replace now since that's the kind of plugin you only need once and don’t need to leave

Solve Every Website Admin Headache with WPEngine – Part 12 – If Changing Domain Names – Search and Replace All Old URL References

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We configured the domain to point to WPEngine and made the final site address change but the logo is still pointing to ncsenioranswers.com. So we're going to search all tables for %ncsenior% and search. We have 7 matches so we're going to want to use smart search and replace to fix these because we clearly

Solve Every Website Admin Headache with WPEngine – Part 11 – Make the Final Change Address Site

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I've got an email from WPEngine now saying "Congratulations! Your domain www.elderlawfirm has propagated successfully to our servers". Note when that's the case, here I am at elderlawfirm, if I come over to another page you’ll see that the other page shows me this dennistoman.wpengine.com. That's because I need to make another change. I have

Solve Every Website Admin Headache with WPEngine – Part 10 – Configure Domain to Point to WPEngine

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We have finished moving the site from the other host to WPEngine. And now, we need to do the domain name changing. Let’s come down here. We've already verified and previewed so now we want to point our site by configuring DNS. So this is the domain name that we're going to use and we

Solve Every Website Admin Headache with WPEngine – Part 9 – Tour of your Control Panel

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Now that we have finished migrating the site to WPEngine, we are going to take a look at the dashboard. If you're at the main dashboard of your installation it'll show you each of the websites that you have installed and you can click on those. Let's say we go to Barking Chihuahua Cafe. You

Solve Every Website Admin Headache with WPEngine – Part 8 – Fix the Database Table Prefix Error in WPEngine

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We’re still working on this process of migrating a site to WPEngine. We just finished changing the site and home url in the database so now that we've done that let's go back over to installs. Let's go to the WordPress admin. Interestingly, we have had a problem. So, let's go back to dennistoman's phpMyAdmin.

Solve Every Website Admin Headache with WPEngine – Part 7 – Change Site Address in Database

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We’re still working on Migrating the site to WPEngine. We just finished importing the database and we need to make a couple of manual changes to the database tables. His database originally had a different than typical prefix added to it for security so it retained those wp_sdpg. We're looking now for the options table

Solve Every Website Admin Headache with WPEngine – Part 6 – Import Old Database

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So far in this seminar on moving your site to WPEngine we have established FTP access and we’ve uploaded wp_content. So now we're going to come back over to the portal. That is the user portal button here. I'm going to come back over here to dennistoman and we're going to walk through migrating the

Solve Every Website Admin Headache with WPEngine – Part 5 – Upload WP Content to WPEngine

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Now that we have set up FTP access to WPEngine I am going to take everything. I’ll go back up one and I'm going to take wp-content and upload it directly to the live site. We're always going to overwrite. Now, you might be tempted to do this a different way. This is true especially

Solve Every Website Admin Headache with WPEngine – Part 4 – Setup FTP Access to WPEngine

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Now that we have finished preparing to move from BlueHost we’re going to set up access to WPEgnine. This is the BYOBWebsite dashboard and Dennis has given me access to his site through WPEngine. I don't actually have his login information but I can come over here to dennistoman and start right here. Because no