What is the easiest way to move a WordPress site?

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It is fairly simple, I do these as a service.

  1. For a standard migration with no URL changes:
  2. Install the “duplicator” plugin
  3. make the backup and exclude the cache storage folders
  4. create a database on the new account
  5. upload the duplicator package and install file
  6. Fill out details including database info
  7. once it is done installing, it has a todo list but resave your permalinks, remove the duplicator files and check the site to make sure everything functions.
  8. Point your Domains DNS over to the new server
  9. clean out old server
  10. done
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