Move A Wordpress Website from Local to Live
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Move A Wordpress Website from Local to Live

This course makes moving a Wordpress site from local to live easy and fun. A complete and cheap step by step guide.
4.5 (274 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
15,925 students enrolled
Created by Mr Carl Heaton
Last updated 2/2014
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 36 mins on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • you will be able to buy a domain and hook it up to your hosting
  • you will be able to move a local wordpress website to a live server
  • you will also know how to submit your website to search engines and install analytics
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Requirements
  • a locally hosted wordpress website
  • a computer and a brain
Description

Creating a local WordPress website comes with a lot of advantages like speed of development, no waiting time for uploads and easy access to the site files. However the downside is when you have to move your work of web art onto the a live server.

These screencasts show you how to buy a domain, setup hosting, move the website live and submit to Google. So enjoy these 30 minutes of screencasts and learn how to move a WordPress website from local to live.

Step by Step of Moving a Local Wordpress Site LIVE
  1. Search for domain name and use domain suggest if you need help
  2. Purchase the domain using services like GoDaddy or NamesCheap
  3. Setup hosting either by purchasing a new account or doing an addon domain
  4. Copy the nameservers details from the hosting to the domain (simmer for 10 minutes to 2 days)
  5. Zip local files and upload via filemanager in cPanel then expand the directory
  6. Use the phpMyAdmin to export the local database
  7. Use Notepad++ or Mac equivalent to open the SQL file and find and replace “http://localhost” with “http://www.yourwebsite.com”
  8. Create MySQL database, create the user, add the user to the database
  9. Edit the wp-config and change the local details to the new database
  10. With your website ready add the sitemap plugin and submit to the Google webmaster tools
  11. Register for Google Apps and then add the tracking script to your theme
  12. Double check all the pages on your site, grab a coffee and congratulate yourself
Who is the target audience?
  • wordpress beginners
  • web designers
  • graphic designers uploading their portfolio
  • anyone wanting to put a wordpress website live
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 6 Lectures Collapse All 6 Lectures 45:38
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Stage 1 of 3 - A Quick Way to Setup Hosting & Domain
2 Lectures 11:27

Creating a local WordPress website comes with a lot of advantages like speed of development, no waiting time for uploads and easy access to the site files. However the downside is when you have to move your work of web art onto the a live server. These screencasts show you how to buy a domain, setup hosting, move the website live and submit to Google. So enjoy these 30 minutes of screencasts and learn how to move a WordPress website from local to live.

1. Buying Domain & Setting Up Hosting
09:42

There are many excellent Wordpress courses on UDEMY , so we are assuming that you have created a local version of your website during development. We now need to put your hard work live. We are ready to put it live, this starts with buying a domain and hooking it up to our hosting: How to Find and P…
1. How to Setup Hosting and a Domain
01:45
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Stage 2 of 3 - The Easy Way to Upload The Files and Database
2 Lectures 18:02

Moving a WordPress site from local to live is not easy at it has a lot of steps. Luckily this video contains them all and you can hit pause after each stage so you work along side Koen and I.



2 Uploading The Wordpress Theme & Database
15:00

First we need to zip the local files ready for uploading to the server. The nice thing about using cPanel is that we don`t have to upload each file separately which can potentially take hours. Once we have the zip file we can upload it using the cPanel File Manager. This will take some time so once…
Preparing and Uploading The WordPress Files
03:02
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Stage 3 of 3 - Telling the World about YOUR Wordpress
2 Lectures 13:20

Congratulations you have a website ready to show to the world. In this tutorial Koen and I dedicated this project to the late and great Charlie Chaplie so it’s time to submit to Google and starting getting some visitors.

3 Submitting To Google
11:32

Create a Sitemap To create a dynamically updating we need to install a plugin. This is a sinch by going to Dashboard > Plug-ins > Add New and then search for  Google XML . Once you install the plug-in look for  Create sitemap  and create your first sitemap which for us can be found at  http://www.Th…
Sitemap to Submission, Verification to Congratulations
01:48
About the Instructor
Mr Carl Heaton
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UX Consultant and Web Design Instructor

Carl is the founder of Web Courses and a UX consultant for the United Nations. At Web Courses Carl teaches Web Design and Online Marketing to people from all around the world. He has been designing websites for over 16 years and is passionate about creating usable designs and creative online marketing strategies for WCB and their clients.

Accessibility is a big passion of Carl's and has spoken at UN conferences on Inclusive Business around South East Asia. Recently he has been invited to give Social Media Marketing advise to UNAIDS as part of a new Asia campaign.

When not UX`ing, HTML'ing or teaching there is nothing more Carl likes than a blank canvas on Adobe Photoshop, a tool he has been using since version 3.0!