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How To Move A WordPress Installation

If you have a blog that you wish to move to a new hosting account or another folder, you can do so by following these instructions:

  1. You first need to have both open and active web hosting and have WordPress installed, and up and running before transferring your content.
  2. In blog, go to Tools > Export and download the XML (WXR) file to your computer.
  3. In your new WordPress admin area, go to Tools > Import > WordPress and upload the file you downloaded in step 1. Make sure that you choose the option to Download & Import file attachments.


The above assumes that you are using the latest version of the WordPress software.

More detailed information on this can be found here:

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