Category Archives: Wordpress

How to Migrate your WordPress Blog from One Hosting to Another

Web-hosting is one of the most crucial parts of any website. A bad web hosting may bring lots of downtimes, and it’s not good for your online business. WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms and no doubt it’s memory hogging software.

Especially if you are using free web hosting, within some time, you might face lots of issues with your hosting. Best advice would always start by picking one of the best WordPress Hosting sites.

This tutorial is for all those who are looking to migrate their server from one host to another host.  Migrating WordPress blog from one host to another is not some rocket science, and with a good piece of tech knowledge, you can perform the hosting migration yourself.


1) Taking Your Database backup

  • Login to your host cPanel
  • Go  to your MYSQL/PHP MYADMIN, where you have the actual database of your site
  • Click on Export  in PHPMYADMIN


  • Take a backup of all the tables in SQL format


2) Downloading a copy of Wp-content folder

  • Login to your FTP
  • Go to your WordPress files
  • Download Wp-Content folder to your hard drive (Even you can drag wp-content folder to your Desktop to download)

3) Installing WordPress on new server

  • Install  WordPress on your new host (Automatically through Fantastico from cPanel or WordPress  Manually)
  • Now login to your new host FTP
  • Delete wp-content from the set of  WordPress files

  • Transfer  the backed up  Wp-content folder via FTP to your host

4) Import Database

  • Login to your new host
  • Click on Import
  • Select the exported file using CHOOSE FILE option

  • Click on  ‘Go’ to import it

5) Change Name Servers

  • Login to your client area of Domain Registrant.
  • Go to Domain Management.
  • Look for DNS and go there.
  • Change the name servers to your new host.


Name server changes will take some to propagate and reflect worldwide. So wait for 2-24 hours for complete name server propagation.

I hope this tutorial will help you with your WordPress hosting migration but if you have any more queries regarding web hosting or host migration, feel free to ask via comments.

10 Best WordPress Plugins To Get More Comments

Comments serve as a two way communication tool between the visitors and the post author, they also offer a good platform for discussion. People like to comment when they feel good about the content and the User Interactivity of your blog. Here is a list of 10 WordPress Plugins from which you can get more comments on your blog.

1.Use A Visual Text Editor

The default comments field is boring, and quite limited. It is possible to write your own HTML tags in the comment, but that’s a nuisance that you won’t do often. It’s usually easier to just leave out the formatting, isn’t it?

NicEdit is just 30kb in size, and gives a full featured text editor. Check out the comments field of this post to see it in action. It’s much easier to format a comment this way.

For anyone; NicEdit.

2.Let Users Edit Their Comments

We all make mistakes. Most of us like to correct those mistakes though. Give users the ability to do so, so they aren’t annoyed at their comment (At you!), and also so that you don’t have users making double and triple comments to fix those mistakes.

The Edit option is a necessity for code blogs in particular. Anyone who has ever written snippets of code into WordPress knows how many mistakes you (or it!) makes.

For WordPress users; AJAX Edit Comments.

3.Subscribe To Comments

It’s hard to keep track of all the comments you leave around the blogosphere. Subscribing to comments lets you keep track of the most important ones. At the very least, this is a good way of bringing people back to your blog.

For WordPress users; Subscribe to Comments.

4.Publish The Commenter’s Latest Headline

Being honest, we’ve all left comments hoping that someone will notice it and click back to our blogs. Why not encourage this with your readers?

CommentLuv tries to find the commenter’s RSS feed, and from that it will post their latest headline underneath their comment. Readers will see that their blog gets more exposure on your site, and they may take note of that.

For WordPress users; Comment Luv.

5.Threaded Replies

When you get a large number of comments, it can be hard to keep individual conversations straight. Threaded comments let you leave replies directly underneath others, so conversations are much easier to have. A good conversation is one of the best ways to win a person over to your blog.

For WordPress users; Brian’s Threaded Comments.

6.Post Comments Via AJAX

When a user posts a comment, they’re more-or-less finished with that particular page. AJAX allows the comment to be posted without reloading. It saves the reader time, letting them head off to other pages on your blog before they get bored.

For WordPress users; Moojax Comment Posting.

7.List Recent Comments

A sidebar widget listing the latest comments on your blog can be a good way of showing that your blog is alive, but also that you take the time to interact with your readers (Try to get your own name there as often as possible!). A reader will always respond well to seeing a blogger take an interest in their readers.

For WordPress users; FreePress Recent Comments.

8.Offer Customised Clickable Smilies

I think smilies are under appreciated in the blogging world. They’re a fun way of showing your mood while you write, and they let you make a joke and show that what you said is actually a joke.

Or perhaps I just overuse them?

For WordPress users; WP-Grins.

10.Add User Avatars

Amidst a long list of comments, a single comment can get lost quite easily. Avatars add distinction between individual comments, and it will make you smile when you start seeing faces you recognise. You might even consider having the image link back to their blog as well (Remember how the readers love that little touch of publicity?).

For WordPress users; MBLA.

via Pro Blog Design.