This blog was not updated for nearly three months, the reason is possibly because my 80 port was blocked by China Telecom. I built this blog at home with a synology server, which performs well for last years until this happened. The synology server still works well as a SFTP server, Webdav and git server, but only http port is blocked, then I have to move the blog to cloud. I chose Tencent for furthur intentions, perhaps I may connect this with wechat public service someday.
The movement was a painful story, I tried severial ways, but none of them worked well, at last I found WP Clone –a famous wordpress clone plugin, and tried this, the WP clone works in a pattern that backup your blog in your upload folder and generate a URL automatically, in the new machine you need to install wordpress and WP clone plugin, and restore the backup through your remote backup files, there is no need to set up database and upload static files, which I found is very easy and helpful.
However, for my condition, there is still a critical problem, because my http port was blocked, there is no way for the new server to visit my old backup files, which made the movement seemed hopeless. At last I found a solution for this. I set up WordPress on the new server with WP Clone plugin, and then backup with WP clone, which created backup files under upload folder as well as a restore URL, then I backup my blog in the old server, copy the backup files to the new server and rename the files to replace the backup files in the new server. After this , I only need to use the WP Clone to restore my backup with the URL it generated before. WHICH WORKS! Thank god.
I will find and copy the articles I wrote in recent three months, and make sure the blog moves on.