Newsletter: Migration from one server to another

At some stage during development or production, you may need to move the Newsletter Plugin from one server to another.

These are some quick instructions on how to change from one server to another. What ever the reason  may be, many people will get to the point where they need to move their plugin.

Follow the steps below to make sure that you do the transfer succesfully, else you may lose some data or some issues may arise.

Step 1: Transfer Database to New Server

First, install the plugin into your new site but do NOT activate it. See the installation instructions for guidance.

Then the tables in the database starting with wp_wpml… (assuming the WordPress database prefix is “wp_”) should be exported and imported into the new database.

All database data which is setup and all Configuration settings will now be in the new database.

You may go ahead and now activate the Checkout plugin from the “Plugins” page in WordPress.

Step 2: Transfer Files to New Server

All files of the Newsletter plugin from uploads, exports, imports, etc. are located in the wp-content/uploads/wp-mailinglist/ directory of your WordPress installation.

All the files and sub-folders with their files should be copied over to the new server at the new location. So simply select all the files, folders and sub-folders, copy them, then find the related place on the new server so you can paste there.

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