How to set up a WordPress test site locally on your computer,

You can set up a WordPress test site locally on your computer with 5 simple steps

Step 1: Download and install WampServer on your computer.

Step 2: Download and unzip WordPress on your computer.

Step 3: Add the WordPress files to your localhost folder 

Step 4: Create a database for WordPress.

Step 5: And install WordPress

 

Download wamp server for  windows, (wamp server will change your computer to act like a web server that can respond to HTTP requests)

Click on the downloaded file and run through the installation, now you can do a search on your pc for wamp server and booth it up,

If your wamp server icon is not becoming green, that means that it haves a problem starting, most of the time the reason for that is that your computer is missing one part of software that you can download from Microsoft for free, please follow this link Here

And now wampServer is all good ready to work

Click on the green wamp server icon, and then on the www directory link, delete all the files from the folder, this will be replaced with WordPress

Browse to wordpress.org and download a fresh copy of WordPress, unzip the WordPress files, and move them to your wamp server www directory folder

Click on the green icon again, then localhost, and there we go, hello WordPress

Now we have to create the database

Click on the green wampServer icon,  then on the PHP my admin link

For the user name enter root, and the password leave empty, click go

Then click on the new link, and giv the database a name, and fill out the installation wizard

Database name?

Username root

Password empty

Database host localhost

And it’s always a good habit for security reasons  to change the table prefix  to something unique

And click submit,

Now give the site a name, and create an admin username and password and email address

Log in with your newly created user name and password

And presto, your local site is fully up and running ready to create something cool

 

How to block search engines from indexing your WordPress web site

In the case your site is not ready to be published, or if you create an internal web site or for any other reason you don’t want your site to be indexed, you just need to login to the admin area,

  1. Click on settings,
  2. Then reading settings,
  3. Then check the box on discourage search engines from indexing your site,
  4. and then just click save.

but don’t forget to uncheck this box when your site gets ready to be published.  

Transfer a WordPress Site To New Host With No Down Time

  1. Create a full site export with the all in one WP Migration plugin
  2. Point the local DNS on your computer to the new host
  3. Create a WordPress installation on your new host
  4. install the old version of the wp migration plugin on your new site
  5. Transfer your site export via FTP to the exports folder from the all in one  plugin
  6. and just do a restore
  7. Change the main DNS on your domain

And Your All Done!!

How to use All-in-one WP Migration Plugin Free

Note: after an update, this is not working anymore, so now you are left with 2 options, or you can buy the unlimited extension from servMask for $69, i also found this plugin on a site called nynology for  $19.99,

For small websites, you can keep on using the free version from wordpress.org

If you would like to use the full potential of the All-in-one WP Migration  plugin for free, without purchasing the unlimited extension, you will need to download the previous plugin version 6.77 you can get it here.

Then you can upload your backup exports via FTP, and then just use the restore feature, 

or you can edit the code to increase the upload size 

follow the link below to learn how

Increase 512MB Upload Limit for All-in-One WP Migration Plugin

How to copy or transfer a full WordPress site with no technical knowledge

There are many WordPress plugins to export a WordPress database and some of them are pretty good like the WP migrate DB plugin, but almost all of them requires some technical knowledge,  but the All-in-one WP Migration  Plugin is a game-changer, This plugin exports your WordPress website including the database, media files, plugins and themes, and no technical knowledge is required.

The All-in-one WP Migration Plugin is from the most powerful plugins in the WordPress plugin repository,

Installation

you can get this plugin from the WordPress plugin library, free 

This plugin can be used

1. to export a full copy of your site for backup

2. export a full copy of your site for transfer to a new host

3.  export a full copy of your site for transfer to a new domain

and much more

But there are some limitations on the free version of this plugin and you can get an unlimited ad on to this plugin from there website,

Follow the link below to learn how to use the full potential of this plugin completely free of charge

 

Learn how to use the plugin unlimited for free