Codex tools: Log in. As of WordPress Version 2. Leaving the value blank null will insure the collation is automatically assigned by MySQL when the database tables are created. And you may be in need of a WordPress upgrade. In Version 2. These collectively replaced a single key introduced in Version 2. You don't have to remember the keys, just make them long, random and complicated -- or better yet, use the the online generator. You can change these at any point in time to invalidate all existing cookies. This does mean that all users will have to login again. A secret key makes your site harder to hack and access harder to crack by adding random elements to the password.
I am new to WordPress and BitNami. I am trying to develop a typical workflow. I generally start websites on a background area of my own website's hosting so the client can view progress and provide feedback. Being new to WordPress, and wanting to do a significant amount of customizing to the theme I am using I decided to start by using my localhost. I would now like to migrate the site in progress to my web hosting and later to the client's hosting which currently houses the site that will be replaced by the one I am working on. I have searched and found several sets of instructions for doing this but I am somewhat intimidated by the terminology.
This manual is for those, who prefer not to use a plugin and do it all by hand. In order to transfer a WordPress website or pretty much any other one to the new hosting, you will need its files and databases. First, download the files to your PC. In order to do this:. Just like files, you will need to download the database too. Now, you need to transfer the information from your old database to the new hosting. But first, you need to create a database there. To do this:. Now you need to import the data from the old database to the new one.
Install the latest version of WordPress with the default settings by clicking Install. Change the default settings including the desired WordPress version, the database name, the autoupdate settings, and more and then click Install. A new installation appears in the list of all existing WordPress installations in WordPress.