Checkout: Migration from one server to another
At some stage during development or production, you may need to move the WordPress Shopping Cart 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 (along with all the settings and products and users and so on).
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_wpco… (assuming the WordPress database prefix is “wp_”) should be exported and imported into the new database.
All database data which includes categories, products, shipping methods, orders, custom fields, etc. 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 such as product images, category images, supplier images, digital downloads, etc. are located in the
wp-content/uploads/wp-checkout/ 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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