There are times when you need to move WordPress around within your server, and times when you need to move WordPress from one server to another. You don't need to reinstall. WordPress is flexible enough to handle all of these situations.

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Moving wp from a server to another, with different administrator

Hi a friend had a website made by a guy, now he asked me to make him a new website but he want me to add all the post and pictures he had on the old one. The problem is that the guy that made him the ...
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Migrating site from one server to another - getting 500 error [closed]

I FTP'd over my files and have transplanted the database. I want to keep the old site going with as minimal downtime as possible so I used the host file method to access the site on the new server ...
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How get rid of the error “Fatal error: require(): Failed opening required './wp-blog-header.php'”? [closed]

I'm migrating a Wordpress installation from an Ubuntu 12.04 server to a GoDaddy wordpress managed solution. I already copied the files using FTP and imported the database. Beside I edited the ...
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Media library images “missing” after migrating them using SQL

I am migrating a lot of posts from an old site to a new site, and these posts have a lot of Advanced Custom Field "relationship" data attached to them. Because of this, I want to keep all of the ids ...
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Migrate posts and photos from a blog to another

i have an old blog that was made by a guy. Now i'm trying to learn wordpress so i made my own blog, with different theme and template. I asked my friend to send me a copy of the database of the old ...
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Migration to staging server, pages from other site loading in

I'm not really sure how this could happen, but i migrated a wordpress site to a staging server where i have many wordpress sites hosted, everything seemed to go smooth with the exception that all ...
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SEO optimized Worpress Permalink after migrating from Blogger

Hello i request everyone here to read my question fully before flagging duplicated. I own a website Gadgetronicx and have been planning to move to self hosted wordpress site. By default Blogger ...
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How to auto generate title if no title (empty), using excerpt

I don't know much about php or anything at really. I just moved from tumblr and I have about 800 posts with no post titles which is hurting me. I do know how to place the Excerpt in the tag to ...
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I cannot customize custom widgets anymore after moving WordPress website

Originally posted here. The situation is the following one: A colleague of mine built a WordPress theme with some custom widgets which need to be configured through /wp-admin/widgets.php. In the ...
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Which is the recommended method to transfer a wordpress site to wordpress Multisite?

I want to create a wordpress site on my local server and then trasfer it into another server that runs a wordpress multisite installation. Which way is safer to follow: a) install a wordpress single ...
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How do I transfer an existing website running on Joomla to Wordpress?

I am currently the Admin of a site that is running on Joomla 2.5 and I am looking to migrate existing content to wordpress. Please help.
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Moving website - admin section

I have successfully moved a wordpress site from /test directory to the root, so now the website url looks like www.example.com. Fine. However the admin section (wp-admin) still points to /test ...
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Image thumbnails not available post migration, but still accessible via direct URL - DB issue

To start with, I'll just clarify that this appears to be a different issue to the numerous migration ones already covered. In short, I've migrated my site to a new domain (both in root, no directory ...
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Export to WXR for pages containing script and iframe tags

I've noticed that when importing content from a WordPress site which has tags embedded in the page content, the operation seems to have stripped out all <script> and and <iframe> tags. I ...
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Is it possible to get an exported WP site in a zipped folder up and running? [closed]

Our old webmaster abandoned us and stopped hosting our website. All he gave us to work with was a zipped folder of the website. It contains the wp-admin, wp-content, and wp-includes folders, ...
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call_user_func_array() error on front end

I've read the other posts about this issue, but mine is different in one fundamental way... there is no function defined in the error. It reads like this: Warning: call_user_func_array() expects ...
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Wordpress Site Pages 404ing - Help with Permalinks on IIS?

I'm developing a site that has been migrated live but now every page except for the home page 404s upon linking to it. I've done extensive research on this and nothing has helped. Let me list out the ...
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Better way to migrate to server?

Migrating between local and server with Wordpress (SQL) is a bit time consuming, and I'm wondering if there is a better way to do it. With Drupal, there is a module called BackUp&Migrate, which ...
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Move from Subdomain to Root

I have a site setup at dev.site.com. I need to move it to site.com. Do I need to physically move all of the images/files/subdirectories, etc to /public_html/ ? All files that I need currently ...
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How to change a WordPress network domain

I recently moved my WordPress network to a new domain and thought I had updated every reference to that domin, however I was wrong. I searched high and low for the answey, but alas I could find it no ...
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Maintenance holding page while migrating website

I was hoping someone might be able to help me with the right procedure for establishing a holding page while migrating a local WP site to an already live server. I know there are lots of maintenance ...
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Transferred WordPress - PHP warnings now [duplicate]

I just transferred a WP website from a test domain to the actual domain. I went into the database and searched and replaced all instances of the test domain with the actual domain. Now I'm getting ...
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What's a better workflow for database migration?

When asked to work on an existing WordPress Site, I generally take a copy of the whole site and work on it locally. For quite a few years I have used a script such as the following after importing the ...
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How can I use images that are on the server locally?

I will try to explain myself as best as possible: I have a live WordPress website which has over 600 posts and 1000 images used in these posts. I have a local copy running at ...
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Install WordPress on new server or just copy old files?

Hey I move my WordPress Homepage to another server. Now my question is, should I just copy all the files from the old server to the new server? Or should I install WordPress on the new server and then ...
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How to get the correct URL on my wordpress site?

I have an existing website, which I want to move to wordpress, while keeping the same domain name/ URL's used in the old version. So far I have installed wordpress locally, and am migrating the site ...
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Migrating a site from multiuser to regular wordpress

My wordpress is hosted on godaddy. Initially we had a shared host -which used a multisite distribution- then migrated to a VPS (our own server). The multisite version of wordpress remains and I want ...
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How to migrate the menu from the site on my own theme in Wordpress?

I'm a novice at WordPress topic and now I'm trying to figure out how to migrate the part of the design (I've decided to begin with navigation bar menu on the top) on this site to my own site based on ...
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I moved my site to another server, wp admin works so does the front page, but posts don't work

Pretty much summed up everything in the title. I can see the posts in wp admin, but when I hit the "View" link they return a 404 not found. Do you have any idea why this is happening? As a note: I ...
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How to make Youtube short code transfer

I have moved my wordpress from wp hosted to privately hosted. I exported my posts and imported them in to my new site. Many posts included youtube embeds that look like this ...
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Migrating Asp.Net site to Wordpress site

I have a requirement to migrate the existing Asp.Net web site to Wordpress site. This site uses SQL server backend. It has so many tables with around 2 million records in a tabular format in SQL ...
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Links not working on “post name” permalink

I am working on wordpress 4.0 I have uploaded a WordPress site on live server and have done all the changes in database files and config and site is working properly with index page, but when i click ...
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Import wordpress mysql database to unknown server / domain

I would like to know if it's possible to import a full database of a wordpress installation (a localhost/production site for example) to another server/domain in automatic way. I have being doing ...
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Export/Import xml

I am trying to migrate my website from my localhost to a server. I am trying to export data from the export plugin of wordpress and import the xml file into the other database. That data importation ...
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Migrate from CMS Made Simple to Wordpress

I am trying to convert a website on CMS Made Simple (GitHub account) onto Wordpress. I have researched online extensively only to find no substantial content to help me. Is there a potential script ...
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Featured Images missing on migrated site

I have just moved my blog from one host to another. I did this using the standard import/export method and got the new installation to copy across all the attached images. The only difference is that ...
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Remapping absolute URLs from other domains and from test domain

I'm helping a friend fix some problems with the migration of their word press site and I don't use WP much, but I know PHP/SQL/CSS/HTML/etc. They installed and built the site on "JunkDomain.com" and ...
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Can't log in: “ERROR: Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser. You must enable cookies to use WordPress.”

After a server move, I'm unable to log in to my site. I get the "ERROR: Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser. You must enable cookies to use WordPress." error when I try submitting the ...
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Migrating Multisite - Database error, missing wp_blogs table

I am trying to duplicate my WordPress multisite on local with Xampp, but I get error. This are the steps I follow(I will use example instead of my website name): Copy all WordPress 4.0 files to ...
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Live Site to Local Host…Where's the local site?

I want to copy a live site onto my local host. I loaded BitNami Stack for WordPress 3.8-0 and then update the version of WordPress to 4.0. The live site is a WordPress site, so I used the Duplicator ...
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Site Redirecting to wp-signup.php

I migrated content from our production server to our dev server in an attempt to sync all environments. I used the All-In-One WP Migration plugin. Now, when I access dev.domain.com I am forwarded to ...
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Copy site from one multisite to another

I have a live multisite and a development version of the live multisite. The top level sites are different, but all the other sites are (or more accurately, will be) the same. I need to export one of ...
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Migrating Wordpress site from subdirectory to subdomain

I have attempted to move a Wordpress site from a subdirectory on my root domain to a subdomain. I changed the site options in Wordpress settings > general first, and then copied over the contents ...
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Migrating from non-wordpress site to wordpress

I created a wordpress site to replace my old site. Currently, the wordpress site is stored in a subdirectory 'devsite' in the /public_html folder on my server. Problem is, as I was trying to change ...
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Issue converting single site to multi-site - blogs.dir folder not created

I have an existing WP install that I'm attempting to convert into a multi-site, in order to set up a development version in a subdirectory (required for testing an SSL on the same domain). I've been ...
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Renamed my website (URL) – how do I rename all within-page links to the old URL?

A while ago I renamed my website from ExplainingProgress.com to OurWorldInData.org . My problem is that sometimes – for some IFrames and some images – the URL that is linked to is still the old one ...
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Issue with migration - image connections to posts going awry

I need help with a rather daunting issue that I'm grappling with. I've migrated a client site from one host to another. Everything went fine except for one major issue pertaining to images attached to ...
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Migrating my existing WP site to localhost

I already have an existing WP site running, and am currently learning how to work on my site locally. I followed the tutorial at ...
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Restoring .sql backup results in “Error establishing a database connection”

I'm trying to get the database dump (.sql) of a remote site to work with my local setup. Sort of like migrating from remote to local. I've already ftp-ed the site itself, but having problems ...
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Migrating stats from Wordpress.com blog to self-hosted Wordpress.org blog

I'm currently trying to migrate the wordpress.com stats over to a self-hosted wordpress.org blog for a client. Migrating databases and everything else is absolutely no problem, I just haven't been ...