Just a couple of notes about creating this website.
I used the following straight forward and simple plug-ins:
Akismet – Protect your blog from comment and trackback spam.
Camera slideshow – An adpative jQuery slideshow, mobile ready.
Contact Form 7 – Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.
Really Simple CAPTCHA – CAPTCHA module intended to be called from other plugins. It was originally created for Contact Form 7 plugin.
Regenerate Thumbnails – Regenerate all thumbnails after hanging the thumbnail sizes.
UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore – Backup and restore: take backups locally, or backup to Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace, (S)FTP, WebDAV & email, on automatic schedules.
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Well, I started using UpdraftPlus/Backup-Restore plugin (free) quite a while back to make periodic backups of my own to dropbox. That will backup everything in the site except for the WordPress installation itself (provided all media and files were uploaded through WordPress and not to other directories through ftp.)
If you install a fresh WordPress site at NEW along with the UpdraftPlus/Backup-Restore plugin, all of the other OLD files can be restored. And this works if you are moving from a root directory on OLD site to NEW site.
Moving from sub-directory to sub-directory requires the additional step of changing all site and path references throughout the NEW files moved from the OLD site. There are free utilities to get that done, but I took the easy way out and bought a commercial “migrate/clone” routine for the UpdraftPlus/Backup-Restore plugin. This has the code built in to make all of the location reference changes.
I found only one reference that was not changed, where my home link of the front page menu was set to re-direct to the old site. Once I change that within NEW WordPress, all was good.
So, backup OLD to dropbox, download file sets to local computer, upload file sets to NEW WordPress installation through the utility, and voila. Oh, and of course the NEW wordpress site needed a new SQL database set up on the receiving end which is going to be the repository for the move.
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