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Eric Ferrari2,746 Points
Wordpress Local Vs. Wordpress Hosting?
My hosting provider allows me to install wordpress on their server which is what I am paying hosting for. However, If I install Wordpress locally and begin developing through my local system, how do I get the local wordpress site onto my hosting site.
Mark Truitt17,230 Points
Jason is correct. However, that information is a bit dated now.
As far as files are concerned you can copy everything from your wp-content folder and move it to your server.
As far as the data itself is concerned. There are a number of plugins out there for migrating the data.
I personally use https://deliciousbrains.com/wp-migrate-db-pro/ but the free version works well to.
If you do not know how to manually move a DB a plugin is your best/easiest bet. These plugins generally do not mess with the origin database so little worry their of losing that data.
Note: Make sure you know the user/PW for the local site. Once the data is moved you will need to use that user to login.
Jason AndersTreehouse Moderator 145,841 Points
I don't do Wordpress Development, but Treehouse does have a course which includes this video on how to migrate to your live server.
Hope that helps. :)