-copy files to working directory (not in a live environment which can be accessed via HTTP)

-copy database; create a new user and password for the database.

-edit wp-config.php
–database credentials
–secret keys
–any directory related entries
–set jetpack to developer

-also check wp-settings.php
–historically, there haven’t been hard coded directories in here, but ya never know.

-database: wp_options table
–do a search
—SELECT * FROM `wp_options` WHERE `option_value` LIKE ‘’
–read this page and comments about data serialization in the database
–when doing search and replace, be sure to use;;;; then do directories

-discourage search engines