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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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 ...
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How to upload local changes to a live server without overriding new posts/pages?

At the moment my current workflow looks like this. I will take the latest copy of WordPress and its database from the live server and develop it using MAMP on my machine. On my local server I will ...
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WordPress Theme Migration Local to Live Assets Not Loading

I have a fully working custom WordPress theme built off underscores served up locally via MAMP. Normally when migrating to a live server, I move over the wp-content directory and the .sql file, ...
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Weird issue with database migration and SSL links

I want to move my database to my another mirror server (for testing & stuff). My original one is using SSL and I am forcing it to do so. When I migrate with DB Migrate plugin, the non-ssl server ...
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Why my wp site always redirecting to the old website path..?

I am having problem on migrating my Wordpress site from the sub folder to the root directory. My current website URL is not working on uploading the project on root directory. It's get redirected to ...
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Change Wordpress URL in sql file via Terminal

I've got a 40mb database file that I've exported from an old host and need to import it into a new host on a new domain. I normally open up the database in my code editor and find-replace, but as this ...
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Subsite migration across servers including all media and links

Our development stack includes creating sub sites on a dev server and push to the production server when the sub site is complete. However, migrating these sites has been tricky and time consuming. ...
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Moved WordPress to New Server, Now Tries to Download a File

Let me start by saying that I have moved dozens of websites from one server to another, without issue. I recently moved a website and when the URL is visited, a file named "download" with no ...
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new multisite, old db

I'm trying to get my old posts from a WP install that was in a sub-directory on my site, into a new Multisite install on a new host. The new install is doing what it should. the problem is the posts ...
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How to migrate the posts from an old custom legacy blog to a new WordPress website?

I have to migrate the posts of a very old custom legacy blog made in ASP (the posts are stored in a MySql table) into a new WordPress blog. So I need your help to find the smartest solution to do it, ...
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Migrate php folder to Wordpress

I am redesigning a cms-less, flat file php website and developing it in WordPress. The existing website is not using a database. One directory in the php site has over 100 pages and the content needs ...
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Error after moving wordpress blog

i was working on a wordpress blog under a test domain (example.com/blog/) and now i want to move it under its own domain which is on the same server but different vhost. After googling a bit i found ...
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require_once() error after moving Wordpressto another server

I got this type of error after moving Wordpress site to other server. I don't have mistakes in config and dont understand why this error occured? Any suggestions to what might be causing these errors ...
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Copying database tables to new database

am trying to migrate my old site to a new site, by only copying database tables. the reason doing this way is the old site is out of date with plugins etc and i have WooCommerce installed which i dont ...
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URLs unchanged after migration

I have my company's blog at http://blog.analytixsolutions.com and now I've moved it to http://blog.aixsol.com but I have the URLs still pointing to the former address. I used the commonly recommended ...
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Migrating problem from Joomla to WP

My summer job is to migrate blog and web site from Joomla CMS to Wordpress and have no Wordpress installed on server and have no PHP in use. Cause of PHP is in no use, that excluses using Plugin ...
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How to update records using $wpdb?

I am migrating non-wp database to Wordpress (for the first time in my life, and hopefully the last). As both new and old websites are multilingual, one of the tasks for me is to connect the articles ...
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Transfer Wordpress to new Host, Images missing

So I'm helping my wife move her site. I'm moving her from Bluehost to Digital Ocean, she's on WordPress currently and I exported the DB, grabbed all the files, and uploaded everything. Everything ...
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can't edit widgets after moving from subfolder to root

I had some issues with migration: childtheme that was ranamed and working was automatically renamed back + a lot of wrong absolute apps from even older version on site... Now, after I fixed everithing ...
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What are some best practices for switching the child theme for a production site?

I have a couple questions related to the best strategy for changing a site's theme. I'll do my best to set the stage apologies ahead of time for the verbosity. I setup a Genesis/Zigzag Press - ...
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How to migrate a local WP installation onto Digital Ocean

I'm not sure how many people have experience with Digital Ocean but they're like the new kid on the block for SSD cloud hosting. Anyways there entire model is to basically be a hosting solution for ...
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User management missing after migration to new host

I just moved my WordPress 3.9 site to a different host by making a mysql dump and restoring it on the new server and uploading the files over. Pretty standard. However, now I've lost the ability to ...
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Moved my site to new host now getting 404

I just moved my wordpress multisite to a new host and all the pages expect the homepage keep getting the follower error Not Found The requested URL was not found on this server. Additionally, a 404 ...
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Migrating data from ACF to WordPress custom meta boxes

I’m currently re-developing a theme for WordPress Multisite. The homepage and gallery template both use the Advanced Custom Fields plugin. So I can fully maintain the theme moving forward, I would ...
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When I click edit on a post, all the content disappear. Does anyone know how to fix this?

I am working on a site: greatlakesecho.org When I try to edit a post, the content just disappears from the visual editor. I am running the latest version of Word Press but this happened on the ...
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Broken CSS after changing the site URL

I have a self-hosted Wordpress blog on my home server. Previously I accessed it directly via its original IP address taken from DHCP, but now I have configured a static IP address for it. The problem ...
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Blank screen after moving WordPress to new server with same domain name

I need to move my WP install. Domain name is the same. This is what I did: I backed up the DB and "wp-content" folder. I installed fresh WP install on new server I emptied the DB of the fresh ...
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Migrating entire online site to local server gives “The requested URL /login/ was not found on this server.”

I've followed most Wordpress migration guides that I can find. The steps I've taken sum up to the following: Export my wp database from the existing production site Spin up a new Ubuntu Server with ...
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How can I make updates to a site, on a development copy, but then move updates back without overriding live site's evolving database?

I've tried to be as descriptive in the title as possible, and I know this question has been asked in before in various forms but I could not find good answer to it and it's are to imagine that no one ...
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Site Migration to WordPress: Handling Feeds

I'm moving a site hosted with another blogging system to WordPress. This site's RSS feed is hosted at the URL http://example.com/home?format=rss I want to ensure that users with this RSS Feed in ...
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After site transfer I'm still getting redirected to the old site (WordPress)

I have transfered my WordPress theme on another domain doing these steps: I have used a backup plugin and backed up database Transfered wp-content folder to the new site Uploaded the database to a ...
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Site migration - some images not displaying in Media Library

After migrating a site from the live server to my test server (different URL), some of the images (not all) are not displaying. The src is correct, image is in the uploads folder, and everything ...
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Source code get entity escaped after migrating

I have a lot of posts with source code on it. After migrating my blog from wordpress.com to self-hosting, the source code all have HTML entity escaping, for example: [code] ...
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Migrate bbpress content to posts

I'm looking for a way to migratie a bbPress forum to post & replies. Why you ask? Well... the use of a forum in this case is an overkill. And I want to get rid of it. It's a bad apple from the ...