Transferring Your WordPress Blog From One Host To Another

March 7, 2008 by · 2 Comments · Filed under: blogging, Rants, Word Press, WordPress Tips 

OR:  The Bastids Stole My Widgets!

I took all the precautions and steps for a smooth transition when I transferred from one host to another, today, to make sure my WordPress stuff stayed in-tact.

I exported my old posts/settings and backed up everything from the server before I changed the name servers on my registrar.

The name propogated, I uploaded my exported XML file with my old posts/settings, and uploaded all the necessary schtuff to my new site as far as images and such.

A few tweaks here and there and – voila!  Beautiful transition.  But where are my stinking widgets?

I hand-coded from scratch a hole mess of widgets for my side bar and THEY ARE GONE!  I can re-write them, but geeze, oy, and ug.  Who knew they would just disappear in the transition?

Fortunately my execphp survived the transition (that’s what allows you to make php-capable widgets), and at least that plug-in is activated.  I’ll have to re-write my widgets this weekend, maybe Sunday, after I finish some work for my newest client.

In the meantime, my sidebar is ugly as sin –  ’cause the bastids stole my widgets!

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2 Responses to “Transferring Your WordPress Blog From One Host To Another”
  1. naomi says:

    well! that just sucks that the bastid stole yer widgets! they’re the debbil, that’s certain!

    yesterday, when i left a comment i thought the comment thing was broke because it didn’t seem to appear, but i guess it did. yay for that too!

  2. Anonymous says:

    You’re so funny, you actually made me snort. LOL