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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Migrating from Existing MySQL Setup to WordPress

I currently have a database with the following schema: Table: Articles Columns: ID, Title, Author, Content Table: Authors Columns: ID, AuthorName, EmailAddress Table: Categories Columns: ID, ...
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After duplicating site to a sub folder, links send user to original site

I wanted to duplicate my WordPress site, and make just a few small changes to the duplicate. However, after duplicating the site, I have had problems with the links sending the user back to the ...
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Featured Image inserted through custom query, does not show up

I need to transfer all my records from OpenCart to WooCommerce powered WordPress site. I used custom query to insert the image urls from opencart db to wp_posts as attachment and guid as the URL of ...
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How to fix unchanged URLs in Database after running serialized search and replace script?

I just did my first migration from a dev site to a prod site, using the InterconnectIt serialized search and replace script. The migration worked, but here is where I’m struggling: The site was ...
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Posts not visible on front-end and back-end

I have one issue while migrating WordPress to a new server. I am able to see all existing posts in the table. On the admin page if I click All Posts it shows the correct statistics: All (137) | ...
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Move site to new server causes 500 Server error

I am moving my WordPress site from my old hosting company to the new one. I am at the current version, 3.5.1. I created the domain on the new site copying over all the files inclusive of any hidden ...
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Migration Question

I am trying to figure out if I understand the migration process correctly for a very important migration I have planned. I am currently hosting a clients site as an Add On domain on my personal ...
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How should I troubleshoot a database serialization issue with a WordPress migration

I'm migrating a WordPress site from one server to another, and the entire migration seems fine, except the sidebars aren't moving over properly. The obvious thing that comes to mind is a serialization ...
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Server ip to Domain

Currently my server instance is running wordpress (for example: http://12.345.678.901) if that were my ip once you hit that URL you would then get the index page. I'm going to move all this of course ...
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Can't connect to database when moving One-Click installed WP site to new server

I used my server (Media Temple's) tool to install a Wordpress site as a One-Click application, and developed the theme on my testing server. It's time to move the site to its company domain so I moved ...
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Migrating database / content of non-CMS site to Wordpress

I have a non-CMS website which is fully build with PHP with a lot of content in it. I don't want to add my posts manually in Wordpress, because that's a pain in the ass (I am talking about 5000 ...
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switching test to production > main menu forgotten, background forgotten

the bigger question is: How to have a beta (test) site and production, and switch between them so easily that a user can do it. I wrote a script that does the move. Here's what the script does: 1. ...
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Moving database from WP 2.6 to 3.5 problem

I recently moved my database from a wp 2.6 blog to a wp 3.5 form using this posts advice. (Alex Miller's answer). Everything looked good on the home page; however, when I click on an individual ...
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Problems with migrating a WooCommerce orders

I am trying to import/export orders from one WooCommerce website to another. After using the WordPress import/export tool for the "orders", the individual order page no longer shows the product(s) ...
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Is a *.wordpress.com blog easy to migrate?

As a student software developer who is about to graduate, I find it is time to start my own blog. I've been told it is important to make a name for yourself, to stand out from the rest. Therefore I ...
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Post migration - images do not display

Here is migration quandry - going from one host to another. The blog domain name is unchanged. backed up the file system with everything to a .bz2 backed up the SQL DB ftp'd the file system bz2 to ...
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After server migration (local server to online server) permalink don't work

I am finding some difficulties with Permalink after have migrate my blog from my apache local server to an apache online server. I have used the Search and Replace Tool on my online server script: ...
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Doubts about how to migrate WordPress from local to online server using Search and Replace Tool script

I am trying to migrate my blog from my local web server to an online web server and I have a doubt about this procedure. I have uploaded all my local file in the root of my web server. I have also ...
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How do I mitigate the forward slash problem for URLs of images after a WP migration?

I migrated my WP deployment from the old server to the new server. The site still has the same URL (i.e. http://my.site.com) but I've moved my WP deploy from the site URL to a subdirectory of said URL ...
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Make WordPress “readonly” on a given site

I'm moving a WordPress installation from one server to another. The IP address will change, but the URL will not, since I will redirect DNS. The problem: while DNS changes propogate, people might ...
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How do I get the Wordpress post to display the content instead of an image?

I am working on migrating a Wordpress site to a test server. I imported all of the content & settings, and verified that every setting is the same as the old site. However, I'm having a problem ...
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Problems in migration of WordPress site from local server to the online server

I am finding some problems uploading a WP site from my local webserver to the official online webserver. The situation is the following one, on my local web server: I have install WP website on my ...
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Migrating old posts to new wp, how to extrapolate infos from the post body to custom fields?

I need to migrate some information that are store in the post body (like "price:200$"), extrapolate them somehow and put them into custom fields. how do I do that? The blog is about restaurants and ...
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Migrating from foo.com/wordpress/ to foo.com/ — how can I do it?

I have a working wordpress installation at mydomain.com/wordpress/index.php (not a real domain). I want to migrate it to mydomain.com/index.php. How can I do that? I tried just unzipping a new copy of ...
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Error establishing a database connection After Copy localhost wordpress site (with site url directly to hosting server's url before copy)

I have a localhost site that I heard I can migrate the site by just copy and paste the whole site from local to host if I changed WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) to my current hosted ...
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Website Address Keep redirect to website after migration attempt

I have a loclhost site that I heard I can migrate the site by just copy and paste the whole site from local to host if I changed WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) to my current hosted ...
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Can't Access Subdirectory

I've moved my blog from http://leghumped.com/blog to http://leghumped.com/ and now I can't access my /images directory. I've tried every combination of rules from trawling for people with the same ...
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Custom rewrite rules for /pastissues/%category%-%postname%.html

I have been researching this for over a week now. I've tried a few tutorials on custom rewrite rules and custom post types, but I'm still not sure which direction I should go in for making this ...
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Featured Images not appearing

I'm helping a friend with a WordPress blog since I'm a "computer person," although I have no specific WordPress experience and I haven't used PHP in years. So, I really appreciate any light that ...
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Migrating from PDO using SQLite to clean new install using MySQL

I've been using PDO plugin for wordpress and SQLite database. It does not work as expected so I want to use MySQL database, but without PDO for Wordpress since I cannot trust that plugin anymore, It ...
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Migrated site redirects to localhost after successful login

I have copied a site to a non-public demo server to make some edits. I transferred the files and the database (having disabled permalinks beforehand), updated wp-config.php with the new database ...
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The issue of redirecting my site to a new domain

I have encountered some problems after I have redirected my site, which is in a sub directory in my server, to a new domain. I have kept the same server. The origin URL of my wp site ...
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How to Migrate Blog Posts (only) from One Server to Another

I have a heavily infected and hacked server. I have setup a new server and created a fresh install of WordPress (fyi...it was a Joomla install on my server that got hacked and took the server down, ...
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Wordpress Theme Breaking on Migration to Live Site [closed]

I've developed a Wordpress site locally and have recently been trying to upload it to the server. Although every time I do so, the child theme I have created for the parent seems to break. I can't ...
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Migrating domain name from old WP host to new (which uses vhosts)

I have an old WordPress site that I am redeveloping. I'm redeveloping it on what will become the new host for the site. The idea is that when the new site is ready I will change the DNS records on my ...
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Deploying from local to dev: pages do not work

So I have deployed a WP that was local to a dev environment. I have done the following: Deployed files via FTP Imported DB via PHPMyAdmin Modified home and siteurl values in the _options table So ...
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How can I export WordPress posts' attachments?

I am in the process of transferring posts from one WordPress install to another. I can use WordPress' Tools --> Export to export the XML I need for my posts. On the new install, I then use Tools --> ...
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Best way to import users, post and categories from an external database

I need to migrate an existing website to WordPress. This website already has a basic database containing users and posts (with a category), but it also has a high number of records so it's not ...
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About to migrate site to new domain

I've been developing a WordPress site for a client on my own hosting and domain and within the next week I'll be moving it to theirs. I have a number of questions regarding this as this is my first ...
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Wordpress Migration error phpupdate_option is not a function

I'm trying to migrate my wordpress from a subfolde to the root. I've already done it from localhost to the subfolder with the same method update_option('siteurl','http://example.com/blog'); ...
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Migrating Markdown (from Drupal)

I'm in the process of migrating my blog from Drupal to Wordpress. I have made liberal use of Markdown in the original posts (and Geshi syntax highlighting). In see that the WP-Markdown plugin ...
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Database migration issues - Error #1046 No database selected

i need to get my clients website online and have been able to figure everything out except of course the most crucial part which is the database upload. i can't figure out what i'm doing wrong since ...
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product export and import using xml

I am use eCommerce plugins for the eCommerce support in wordpress I am export my all product using Tools->export from my http://localhost/first wordpress site and i am try to import in my ...
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how to migrate wpmu from one host to the other?

this issus is different fromm How to migrate wordpress users from one blog to another since i am using WPMU, i have backup the database, and then import it to the other host, also i have changed the ...
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migrating local dev site to live site with no downtime

i know the issue of migrating a local dev site to a live site has been discussed extensively, but i'm wondering how to do this without any downtime. i'm working on a local copy of my live site to ...
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Moved site to 1&1 hosting, but is broken and redirecting to GoDaddy 404 [closed]

I'm actually just trying to mirror a GoDaddy site on a subdirectory of my personal 1&1 hosting. I just strait up copy-pasted the file structure, and copied the Database, using a search replace ...
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Why does WordPress use serialize rather than json_encode for the options table?

I have a basic understanding of serialize (I come across it often when I'm migrating WordPress installs) and I just discovered json_encode. Given that serialize causes so much trouble with replacing ...
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Moving from one test to multiple final environments

I'm working on a WordPress website in the following test environment URL: www.example.com/wordpress. Once the site is complete and everything is tested, I want to deploy to three live environments ...
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How do I fully migrate post images from one WordPress site to another?

I know WordPress has a built-in tool for exporting content, but this does not actually export images associated with each post...it only exports an XML file. How do I actually export images in each ...
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After moving my site from a dev subdomain, to root, all my custom meta data is gone

I just movde my site from a dev subdomain, to the root. I have extensive amounts of data saved in custom meta fields which I created with the WpAlchemy class. All of this data is not appearing in ...