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Is there an easy way to migrate a site from SiteFinity to WordPress?

Has anyone ever migrated a site from SiteFinity to WordPress? I've got a large (1,200+ page) site that I'm transitioning over to WordPress and I'm not looking forward to the content migration. ...
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Changing WordPress URL breaks some jquery functions

Old URL: http://www.pillerdesigns.com/foxterrier/ New URL: http://www.foxterrier.com/ Process: copied all files to new server, updated wp-config.php, changed site and WordPress URL in Settings, ...
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Export WordPress from one domain to another domain

From one domain (foo.com), select export as WXR and import to (bar.com), also I manually uploaded wp-contents to the new location. Everything is working, except the the images in the blog post still ...
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How to transfer changes from test environment to live site?

As with most other software it's safer to try new plugins, configuration options or template changes in a separate testing environment, see e.g. WordPress local development environment. Most ...
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Host Images from Link

Recently, I imported all my post from Blogger, so all the images showing in the post currently reside on Blogger's server. I want to import/put all those images to my server and automatically change ...
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Move value from one meta key to another

Migrating question: How would I structure a MySQL query to move the value from one meta_key to another meta_key? eg: I have an old meta_key of "guest_sort" associated with "posts" to ...
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Migration: Copying database content to a different server

I'm migrating our WordPress site from one server to another. I need some hint on how to deploy a database dump (which I have) from the original server to the new one. There is no phpmyadmin (at least ...
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Maintain SEO of a website while migrating it to Wordpress?

i have a site url http://www.dualfocusphotography.co.uk i want to convert it to wordpress in such a way its SEO or site ranking should not be disturbed. any one guide me is it possible if yes then ...
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Migrating problem - featured images

I'm trying to migrate a WP install using default export and import tool. Everything is peachy except featured images. For my post thumbnails I'm using default Featured Image option with 7-8 ...
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Migrating WP site to another URL

We are planning to change the domain name of our website.We are not changing the host but creating a new domain and will close/redirect all traffic to new domain (there will be not update on the old ...
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Export all content from wordpress

Evening all. I've decided instead of upgrading the install of wordpress that I have, to just take the content (my writeups, comments, pages) and move them to the new site install. Is there an easy ...
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How can I migrate to worpress using my last blog's rss

I have all of the my blog's posts in a rss file and I want to copy them in my blog.How can I do this?!?
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How to replace post image url before posting using api?

I am currently writing phpNuke import Wrdpress plug-in. I have a problem with importing posts with images: + I already had written a routine which extracts image tag text and images from source post ...
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Using chunk theme from wordpress.com on my own host

I am new to wordpress so please excuse this question if it is obvious, but I was not able to find a good answer here or via the more general internet. I want to use the Chunk theme from wordpress.com ...
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How to migrate from wordpress.com to self-hosted wordpress

I'm trying to migrate from wordpress.com to self-hosted wordpress. These are some of the things I've done, but I'm not quite able to migrate successfully. Changed my Godaddy account DNS to wordpress ...
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Images will not attach to posts after site migration

I recently migrated a WordPress install from a subdirectory to the root. After the migration everything worked great, except that I can no longer set a featured thumbnail or add a picture in the ...
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echo site_url() returns a different value than what is in the database siteurl field

I have just copied a WordPress site to a different domain, everything on the front-end and admin side displays and works smoothly except I found my category links are linking to the old site domain. ( ...
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How to migrate from Drupal 6 to Wordpress 3.2 [closed]

Does someone know the needed SQL queries in order to migrate a drupal database to wordpress 3.2. The following should be converted: 1. users 2. nodes 3. categories 4. comments 5. tags 6. cck images I ...
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I'm hiding site with index.htm but now I can't get to index.php

I am trying to work on a new Wordpress-site on the web. I am 'hiding' the site by putting up index.htm in the home-directory so that visiters see this html with some text about 'maintenance' and not ...
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Migrating a website using custom image tags to use featured images instead

I have a site that was built using a Wordpress 2.x era theme that uses a custom field "image" to hold the URL to use as a featured image for each post. I am migrating to use the PageLines Platform ...
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How can I move/redirect single blog posts from one blog to another?

I see lots of answers about moving entire blogs, but here's my scenario: I have a few blogs with a lot of content. I'm no longer publishing new content on these sites. I'm now publishing on another ...
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Migrating wordpress multisite and domain mapping plugin

I have a WordPress Multisite installation (with sub-domains). Plus I use WordPress MU Domain Mapping to have separate domain name for each subsite. Now, I want to migrate all this to a new server (NO ...
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Post migration from one site to another site in a network

I have a wordpress network site. I have many sites in my network. Lets say i have two subsites like wordpress.mysite.com,joomla.mysite.com. If the user post wordpress related topic in joomla site ...
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How much effort to migrate from .com to .org

I am launching an education and awareness site on Federal budget. Obviously less effort to use .com and can get going faster -- but would like characterization of effort required to migrate later to ...
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Migrating from other CMS to WP - losing SEO juice?

I'm thinking about migrating a client's website from a super-old cms (xoops) to WP. However the site is quite old so I don't want him to lose any SEO juice he acquired through the years (PR: 2). ...
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Plugins to clone wordpress site and move to another url

Are there any possible plugins that could clone an entire Wordpress site and install it in another location? I build sites on one url, then to show the client and move it to another url to show it. ...
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Migrate DB Plugin: Error “The directory needs to be writable”

I'm using the migrate db plugin to do some find and replaces to the database after it's been exported. It continues to pester me with the directory isn't writeable error. I've went and chmod'd the ...
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Migrating Multisite setup to a different domain

I have migrated my wordpress(with network sites enabled) to another domain, changed domain in wp-config.php and change the domain column for the only blog in wp_blogs table in db to the new domain. ...
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Can I setup WordPress in a subdirectory and then point my URL to the subdirectory when I'm ready to go live?

I have a client that has a current WordPress installation in their website root, and they are creating a new WordPress site which is in a subdirectory during development. My question is, what do I do ...
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After finishing building a site on localhost, how do I transfer everything to a client's server?

I have installed XAMPP to build a site on localhost. After I finish, how do I transfer everything efficiently to, say, a client's server?
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How can we set up a solid test site with Network mode (sub-domains) enabled? [closed]

Update: I came by a reasonable alternative to the approach explained below, instead using a GIT repo and a WordPress Multisite plugin: Deploymint: a staging and deployment system for WordPress. ...
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Custom settings disappear during database migration?

I've noticed a problem that pops up occasionally when moving a WP install from one place to another (usually the same server.) I copy all the files to their new location, get a mysql dump, update all ...
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References to other site everywhere in Wordpress site

I am relatively new to Wordpress, have been handed a site developed by someone else on one server, and have to deploy it to another. This site has bbpress installed, plus a load of other stuff. ...
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How to convert multi-site to single site

I need to take a site that is installed as a subdomain blog on a multi site install and move it to it's own domain on a standalone wordpress installation. How can this be done? I am running into ...
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How can 2 blogs share the same users

I have a running normal WP blog (blog 1). I want to create a Q&A section for my users, so I setup another blog with WP-Answer theme (blog 2). The problem is I don't want my users at blog 1 have ...
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Links after moving my site to another domain

I'm going to move my site from development/staging environment (i.e. dev.example.com) to production environment (example.com). Probably, existing links in my pages and posts will still point to the ...
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How to migrate a WordPress installation from one site to another, including all images?

I need to move a WordPress site hosted on Dream Host to the companies servers. To do so I used the built in import and export feature that comes with WordPress (using a WordPress export file). ...
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Copying wordpress to another server breaks it on original server

I am working on a new version our site. Today I was going to put the blog on the new version. Our current website and the successor I am building are on different servers and accessed by different ...
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How can I migrate a super old version (2.0) of my blog to 3.1?

I can't use any of the import plugins because of the older version -- so it's kind of a pain, plus the URL permalinks arent very optimal. Any ideas on how to do this? I'm afraid I'd have to do this ...
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Migrating users from .com to .org?

I am in the process of migrating my blog from my wordpress.com address to a self-hosting (wordpress v3.1.2) address. Blog has migrated across nicely. Appears my users have also migrated across, but ...
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Setting up WordPress playground and deploying to production server?

I would like to have WordPress on my local OS X machine to test out different themes, content, etc and then deploy it on to the production Linux server. I'm using WordPress for my website and ...
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Moving WordPress.com theme and widget settings to self-hosted site?

Possible Duplicate: Migrating from WordPress.com to self-hosted site and autoforward visitors? How can I move theme and plugin (widget) settings from a WordPress.com site to a self-hosted ...
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Change site url when moving site to another url?

Is it really neccessary to put WP_HOME, WP_SITEURL in wp-config.php or set these settings via admin panel every time when moving a WordPress instance to another url (for example: moving from dev ...
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Migration issue - blog home page is blank

I want to move my Wordpress blog to a different server. I dumped the database from the old server and imported it to the new server, and set up the new database details in wp-config.php. I can log in ...
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After server migration only the homepage works

I have recently changed hosting of my WordPress site to VPS.net. I have moved all of my files and imported the database. Everything appeared to be fine until I clicked a link and noticed that all of ...
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How do I reset a self-hosted Wordpress URL?

i was using a wordpress install on an ubuntu server virtual machine. At first the adapter was host-only at an address of 192.168.55.55. The host had this on a vboxnet0 subnet. i changed to bridged ...
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Will post id change when migrating to new site?

I'm creating a rather complex plugin that synchronizes posts from your server with a thirdparty server. I need to know, if you migrate your wordpress server to a new site, "can" the post ids change? ...
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URL rewrite based on a custom field value

I'm working on a migration from another CMS to WordPress. The old site had terrible SEO-unfriendly URLs in the format http://example.com?lid=1234. We have imported all the posts from the old site ...
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Multiple developers / editors working on a site in progress

Background I'm nearing the final stages of constructing my first fairly large WordPress site, and I'm now encountering some friction. For the most part, the site was developed on my local machine and ...
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Moving Wordpress to new server: no posts found

I have a weird problem with moving a Wordpress installation to a new server (just the server changes, domain remains the same, I'm currently accessing the site on the new server via the same domain ...