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FlipDivas Guide to Quick
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Eight Simple Steps and Its
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Legal Disclaimers
All contents copyright 2009 by Terri Tutten, aka FlipDiva. All rights reserved.
No part of this document or accompanying files may be modified in any form, but
the ebook may be freely given away as you wish.

This ebook is presented to you for informational purposes only and is not a
substitution for any professional advice. The contents herein are based on the
views and opinions of the author and all associated contributors.

While every effort has been made by the author and all associated contributors to
present accurate and up to date information within this document, it is apparent
technologies rapidly change. Therefore, the author and all associated contributors
reserve the right to update the contents and information provided herein as these
changes progress. The author and/or all associated contributors take no
responsibility for any errors or omissions if such discrepancies exist within this
document.

The author and all other contributors accept no responsibility for any consequential
actions taken, whether monetary, legal, or otherwise, by any and all readers of the
materials provided. It is the readers sole responsibility to seek professional advice
before taking any action on their part.

Readers results will vary based on their skill level and individual perception of the
contents herein, and thusly no guarantees, monetarily or otherwise, can be made
accurately. Therefore, no guarantees are made.
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Resell Rights License Documentation

[NO] You Cannot Resell This Product To Your Customers At Any Price.
[YES] You May Add This Product Within A Paid Membership Site.
[YES] You May Package This Product And Sell With Other Products.
[YES] You May Give This Product Away For Free.
[NO] You May Make Any Changes To This Product.
[NO] You May Resell Private Label Rights To This Product.


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Table of Contents

Legal Disclaimers..................................................................................................................... 2
Resell Rights License Documentation...................................................................................... 3
Table of Contents...................................................................................................................... 4
Step 1 Unzip Your Folder and Look Inside........................................................................... 6
Step 2 Install Wordpress........................................................................................................ 9
Step 3 - Import Your Database............................................................................................... 19
Step 4 Changing the Database Options to Your Domain Name.......................................... 23
Step 5 Upload the Files to Your Server............................................................................... 27
Step 5 Login to Your New Blog for the First Time............................................................. 29
Step 6 Add Your New Username......................................................................................... 30
Step 7 Delete the User that Came With Your Blog............................................................. 32
Step 8 Login to Your New Blog and Finalize Your Settings.............................................. 33
What If I Want to Transfer My Blog to Someone Else??....................................................... 34

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Introduction

Ok, heres the dilemma. Youve just bought a blog over on Flippa, or maybe it was
on the Warrior Forum. Or you could have bought it from Beamer over at
97DollareBooks - or even from me! It doesnt matter where it came from, because
now all you have is a zipped up file and you dont know what in the heck to do with
it.

Nice There it sits on your desktop, teasing you. You thought someone maybe
the good fairy was going to tiptoe onto your computer while you werent looking
and install it for you, didnt you? Wrong! You have to do it.

Now heres the thing. I decided it was time for someone to explain the easiest and
fastest way possible to transfer blogs, because you know me, Im always buying
this blog, selling that blog, thats why everybody started calling me FlipDiva!

So lets do this together, and Ill show you the easy way to get that shiny new blog
installed onto your cPanel, and up and running.

Follow Me!

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Step 1 Unzip Your Folder and Look Inside

The first thing you have to do is unzip that folder. Now Im assuming that you have
either WinZip on your computer, or youve downloaded 7-Zip ( a nice little freebie
I love free things!). So all you have to do is right click on the folder, and unzip it
into a new folder, preferably called the same name.

So, for our example, youve received a folder called Martinis.zip. The seller has sent
you instructions telling you that the username is barshake, and the password is
flipdiva44. You need to unzip the folder called Martinis.zip into a folder called
Martinis.

With me so far?

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Now lets peek inside the folder, and this is what youll see:



Thats all we have to do with that folder right now, just unzip it, but make sure that
you know exactly where it is youre going to need the location when we upload
that database and those files. Now lets talk about what is in the folder.

The wp-content folder contains all of your theme and plugin folders and files. The
wp-config file will contain the database information, should you ever need it, which
you usually dont. But some people prefer to install blogs a slightly different way
than Im going to show you, so they do need that information. The .htaccess file is
what tells Wordpress where to go find the files and the database, and the file called
wrdp1.sql.gz is a zipped up sql database.

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For you non-techies, the database is what holds all of the content itself, the name of
the blog, the posts, whats in your widgets, etc. If youve had a blog transferred to
you from someone who had addon domains, the database may have a different
number, or a different name altogether. It could be called johnny.sql.gz, it doesnt
matter what its called, because were going to create our own database and just
import this database.

No no, dont walk away thats all the tech stuff youre really going to need to
know. I just want you to know what a database is really for. Ill show you exactly
what you need to do with it.
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Step 2 Install Wordpress

Now Im going to make the assumption that youve already purchased your domain
name, and you have your nameservers pointed to your host, ok? If you havent
done that part yet, you have to do it now. Im not going to tell you how to do that,
because I know that youre very bright, and telling you that part all over again
would bore you to tears. But just in case you need to do that part, I personally use
Dynadot.

I will also tell you that I definitely recommend Hostgator hosting so if you havent
purchased your hosting plan yet, Click Here.
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So now, what youre going to do is log into the cPanel of your domain. If youve
never ever done this before, you will have received a letter from your hosting
company with your ip address. It will contain information something like this:


Your sites IP address:
7x.5x.8x.2
Your name servers:
ns1x.hostgator.com
ns1x.hostgator.com
Until your DNS has been changed and resolves to our nameservers, you can access
your cPanel at:
http://gatorxx.hostgator.com/cpanel
You can view your site before the DNS has been resolved at:
http://gatorxx.hostgator.com/~flipdiva/










For those of you who are scratching your heads, none of the above is real
information so dont even try! Its just an example of information that your
welcome letter will contain.
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Now, back to logging on to your domain. If youre using an account with Addon
Domains, it will be your maindomainname.com/cpanel. If you have an account such
as a Reseller, it will be yournewdomain.com/cpanel so lets go do that. Hint: You
can always login to your cPanel using your ip address and your username and
password did you know that? It would look like http://7x.5x.8x.2/cpanel then
just enter your username and password!

Im not going to go over adding your domain as an addon, because if you have that
type of account, or thats how youre using this account, you already know how to
add the addon domain by clicking on Addon Domains and simply adding it.
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So heres what the cPanel looks like, and youre going to click on Fantastico.



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Now youll see a blank screen, and on the left youll see some different options. I
want you to find Wordpress if you dont have Hostgator hosting, which is what I
use and recommend, it might look slightly different.

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Now youre going to click on New Installation!




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For our example, youve purchased a domain name called shaken-notstirred.com,
and your username is shakenn, and your password is flipdiva44. Fill in the correct
information, just like you see below, and then click that big Install Button. Make
sure that you leave the Install in Directory blank, unless you have a reason to want
to install Wordpress in another directory, such as a subdirectory.
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Now just click Finish Installation!



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See how easy that was? Youre almost finished with Step 2! Click on Back to
Wordpress Overview


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The last thing you have to do is go back to your Control Panel, and then well go do
something thats really fun!




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Step 3 - Import Your Database

Now for you non-techies out there, Im going to make this as easy as mixing up a
good dry Martini. Maybe you should go do that part first. LOL J ust kidding!

Now were back at our cPanel main page, and were going to select phpMyAdmin.





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Once inside there, the first thing to do is to select your database. In this example,
weve selected shakenn_wrdp1. You dont ever have to worry about
information_schema we will never go in there.





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Next well see the following screen. We want to import the database that is in your
Martini folder. So browse to the folder, and select the database; it will have a .sql
extension, with probably a .gz after it, which means its in zipped format. Once
youve selected your database, just press the Go button.



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Now youll see a Successful message.


Thats it you have the database installed!


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Step 4 Changing the Database Options to Your Domain
Name

Now when you go look in wp-options, youre going to see the original domain that
this site was installed on. You need to change that in four places; all of these fields
are on the first two pages of options, so its not complicated at all.

Now youre going to select wp-options on the left side like you see below, and make
sure that you click in the little box, and it will open the screen on the next page.

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Find the field for site_url and blog_name, and change those to reflect your own
domain and blog. All you have to do is click on the little pencil!



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J ust type in your domain name, and then click Go! Do the same thing for your Blog
Name, and thats it for this page. Now go to the next page in wp-options.

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On this page of the database, you need to change the home path, and the upload
path. Again, just click on the pencil and type in your domain name for the home
path, and type in your username in place of the default username that you were
provided. In this case, were going to replace barshake with shakenn. (The
upload_path contains the username.)


Now youre finished editing the database, but leave this window open, because theres
one more little thing well have to do in there.
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Step 5 Upload the Files to Your Server
Im going to assume that youre familiar with uploading files to your server, but if youre
not and youre on a PC, go right now and download Filezilla its free. You need that
to upload the files onto your server. If you have a Mac, you can use CyberDuck.
Your host is either your domain name or your IP address; either will work. Enter your
username and your password and click on Quickconnect on Filezilla. Im not a Mac
user, so I dont know exactly what youll see in CyberDuck.

You need to browse to your www folder, which is referred to as root. Upload wp-
content folder and the .htaccess file. J ust select both and right click, and upload.
Note: If youre using an addon domain, the root will be immediately under your domain
name folder.



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Theres already a wp-content folder on your server, so youll be prompted asking
you if your want to overwrite it, and you do, so using the example below, select
Always use this action and Apply to current queue only. Then click Ok.



Thats it youve now uploaded all the files that make your blog, well, your blog.
Youve just copied in the theme, all the plugins, everything that makes it look the
way it looks.
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Step 5 Login to Your New Blog for the First Time

Login with the username and p/w provided to by the seller and go to the users, and
add in your own user as admin.



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Step 6 Add Your New Username


This part should be pretty familiar, but just in case its not, Ive added in a couple of
screen shots. You want to add your own user information, and make sure that you
create your user as an administrator this is very important!



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Step 7 Delete the User that Came With Your Blog

You need to complete this step so that the blog cant be accessed by the original
owner unless you want them to maintain a login.

Go back to the phpMyAdmin window and wp-users, delete the user you were
provided, leaving your NEW user.


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Step 8 Login to Your New Blog and Finalize Your Settings

Go back to yourdomain.com/wp-admin and login with your new user, and activate
your plugins, make any modifications that youd like.

Congratulations! Youve now installed your blog and youre ready to start blogging!



If you have any further questions or if youd like to buy this beautiful Martinis and
Cosmos blog - or if you just want to stop by for a cocktail, please visit me at Blogs
by FlipDiva!
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What If I Want to Transfer My Blog to Someone Else??

Somehow I just knew you were going to ask that question!

Youve built a great blog, and you want to sell it and transfer it to someone else. I
do this all the time, and I know it seems as mysterious as which really is the best
brand of Vodka to put in that Martini, but its not.

Its actually quite simple!

Now that youve read the first part of this guide, I know that youre already familiar
with your cPanel, and how to FTP files.
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The first thing I want you to do is to create a new folder on your desktop at least
thats where I always put mine and call it something related to your blog. For
example, you might call it Shaken Transfer. The next thing I want you to do is to
access your website via FTP, and navigate to your www, or root folder of your
domain. See it?



Now youre going to select the wp-content folder, .htaccess file and wp-config.php
file, and right click on them, and download them into your Shaken Transfer folder.
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Next, youll go to your cPanel, and scroll down until you see the Files section, just
like below, and click on Backups:





Next youll see this screen:


J ust click on the database name, in this case shaken_wrdp1, and it will download
onto your own computer.
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Now your transfer folder should look like this:



If you dont see your sql.gz database, you will have to go to your download folder
and move the database file into this folder. Since we each have our own download
area, I cant tell you exactly where yours is. Mine is inside My Documents,
Downloads.

You should also create a nice little document to email to your buyer that gives them
all the usernames and passwords, and any other information that you might have.
You would also place that into this folder.
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Now I know that some of you may have other folders that you want to send along
to your purchaser, so this isnt necessarily all the files that you will need. 95% of
the time, it is. But if you have lots of other folders, you probably already know how
to do this, and youre already sipping on that martini, bored to tears with my
explanation!

The only thing that you have left to do is push the domain to the new user, if you
havent already done that. The buyer needs to have an account on the same
registrar that you have your domain, and then you can simply unlock it and initiate
the transfer. Your buyer will then accept the domain. Most registrars offer free
domain accounts, so this is very easy.

Then simply zip up this folder by right clicking on it and choosing your zip program
to zip it, and send it off to your happy buyer!
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Now you can take some of that hard earned cash that you made from the sale, and
treat yourself to something special!

J oin me for cocktails over at Blogs by FlipDiva Where its always Happy Hour!


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