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/** Procedure for Site Transfer from WPE to Other Host */

  1. Download latest ZIP from WPE (Backup Points) + last 29 zips

  2. Download & upload uploads folder (and all other custom/non-WordPress folders)

  3. Upload WPE ZIP to new server

  4. Extract/unzip WPE ZIP file on new server

  5. Create new wp-config.php file with new DB_NAME, DB_USER, DB_PASSWORD, Keys and Salts, and $table_prefix.

    1. Add define( 'WP_POST_REVISIONS', FALSE )
    2. Add define( 'WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', false );
    3. Move any custom items from WPE wp-config file such as license keys, etc
  6. Replace WPE wp-config.php file with new file

  7. Create new MySQL database in new hosting account

  8. Import mysql.sql database file (found in wp-content of WPE ZIP) into new DB (phpMyAdmin)

  9. Do nothing to table prefix (or use iThemes Security or Change Table Prefix plugin to do this)

  10. Delete /mu-plugins/force-strong-passwords/ /mu-plugins/limit-login-attempts/ /mu-plugins/wpengine-common/ /mu-plugins/mu-plugin.php /mu-plugins/slt-force-strong-passwords.php /wp-content/advanced-cache.php /wp-content/object-cache.php /wp-content/mysql.sql

  11. Find and replace with using searchreplacedb2.php (or importbuddy.php) (

  12. Push all backups to Amazon S3

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