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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How to migrate from Drupal 6 to Wordpress 3.2

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 ...
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Migrating from WordPress.com to self-hosted site and autoforward visitors?

Having moved to my hosting my own WordPress blogsite I now need to ensure that readers find the new site rather than the old WordPress.com site. What is the best mechanism for doing this?
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Programmatically get images by URL and save in uploads folder

I am involved in a large migration from another CMS to WordPress. We have a copy of the database and have worked out how to extract the content and programmatically create WordPress posts from it ...
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Migrating data between local and development server

I've been working away at a medium-size WordPress site. So far I've just been hosting the site on my local machine and showing it to internal consultants over our local network. Things are working ...
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Moving Some Articles to new site

I have a question about moving wordpress sites around. I've read most of the Support Docs about moving a wordpress site. My question is this, what would you guys recommend in regards to moving only ...
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Transferring from “Populate” CMS to WordPress

Okay, apologies up front for being such a coding novice. I am transferring a web site (not a blog) from a CMS called Populate over to WordPress, from one hosting to a different hosting. I don't have ...
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What is the best practice to get a site from local to online?

I develop my sites on a local xamp setup. When I´m done I need to get the site to my customer´s domain. Can I use vault press or backupbuddy for this, or is there a better process ?
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How to migrate Wordpress Blogs into Multisite without using the GUI-Import/Export Feature

I'd like to migrate some quite huge Wordpress-Blogs into one Multisite Installation. The Export-Wizard and the Import Wizard are bound to PHP-Limits (Memory, Execution-Time) and so the Export and ...
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How do I redirect my blog posts to a subdomain?

I currently have my blog at alexangas.com and would like to move it to www.alexangas.com. Is this as simple as changing the WordPress Address and Site Address in Settings? How can I ensure that users ...
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How can I assign post a specific ID on creation?

I'm migrating content from an existing site into wordpress. The old site has cross links that I'd like to maintain in the new site. I can convert the old links to wordpress format links (based on ...
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How do you seamlessly switch hosting?

I recently switched a WP site from shared hosting to a VPS and would like to document the process here.
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How to replace the domain name in a Wordpress database?

I have a Wordpress database which was installed in a development environment... thus, all references to the site itself have a fixed IP address (say 192.168.16.2). Now, I have to migrate that database ...
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how do i find out why links point to my old domain

i migrated a wordpress site from one domain to another. I still have images and links that seem to be pointing to my old domain name. where can i get a list of all places in wordpress that hardcode ...
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Wordpress Local to Live and The Missing Widgets!

I have just finished my local dev of a wordpress woo theme for a client which has extensive sidebar customization and widgets. Ive done a full mysql export and import via phpmyadmin. However when I ...
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Redirects from Tumblr to new WP

I migrated a site from Tumblr to WordPress and was able to get all the content over (in pieces) using the FeedWordPress plugin. What I am now trying to do is get the old permalink structure to ...
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Migrating a WordPress site from One Hosting Provider to Another?

I have my WordPress site being hosted on a Windows provider and I am moving to another Windows provider. Any gotchas or instructions on how i can smoothly transition from one to another without losing ...
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How to migrate from Mark Jaquith's Subscribe to Comments plugin to Gurken's new version?

Mark Jaquith's Subscribe to Comments plugin has been a staple of my WordPress site since shortly after I launched it. However, it's not really maintained any more (last updated end of 2007) and it ...
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How can I migrate from another platform to WordPress (using the same domain) and launch when ready?

Currently, I have a blog that runs atop Tumblr, which is relatively young (3 months old or so, maybe 25 posts altogehter) that I want to migrate to a self-hosted Wordpress installation. I've installed ...