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 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 ...
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preventing the duplicate wp_insert_post

Right of the bat, let me say that this is not the same question as I posted the other day ( that is duplicate posts when trying to update a post using the wp_insert_post. ) Cause, in that question, ...
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Migrated from localhost to server and cannot get custom_fields content anymore

So i migrated from localhost to my server, everything is working but my plugin cannot get the custom fields data anymore. I get my custom fields this way: $customs = get_post_custom($nodeid); ...
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Error after moving WordPress installation

I am trying to move a WordPress site to a new server, but I cannot get it up and running on my local server (running XAMPP). The site is running perfectly fine, but when I download the files, export ...
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Migrated wordpress site give “Undefined variable: php” warnings

I have just migrated my wordpress site from my laptop to my desktop. I get server error 500 when I try /localhost/wordpress/wp-admin. So I turned on WP_DEBUG and now I get a series of Notice: ...
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All pages after level 1 showing 404 after WordPress migration plugin - how to fix?

I am in the process of moving my blog away from GoDaddy (yey!) to HostGator. I used the migration plugin on GoDaddy tat created the gz archive of the database, and I copied all my files over to the ...
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Wordpress Settings Lost After Site Migration

I've done my fair share of migrating Wordpress sites, but today I am completely and utterly stumped. I've worked for many hours on this, and I cannot find a solution. I hope someone here can help. I ...
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WordPress Network (MU): Copy Main Site to Sub-Site

I would like to copy all the posts, users, and pages from my main site into a sub site. I've tried exporting and importing, but the main site has thousands of entries and hundreds of users, and the ...
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Transferring standalone wordpress blog to the one under **.wordpress.com

I have a blog that is working on wordpress installation and now I want to transfer it to the my new blog under WordPress.com domain name. Is it possible to carry all the content to new WordPress blog? ...
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How to change database values on theme update

I have a theme released into the wild but have not prefixed the post type appropriately. Yes, I know, it's a shame and I regret it :( So, I am currently using acme as the post type name, but I' like ...
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Migrate comments to Disqus

Is there a way to migrate all comments on my blog over to Disqus somehow? Thinking about using Disqus rather than the regular WordPress comments, but I don't want to lose the comments that are already ...
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How do i migrate a Multi site to individual site?

I have a client who built a site on a sub site of a Multi site network Can this be migrated to a new domain and independant wordpress site?
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migrate comments from old database to new database

i recently created a new wp site with some of the same content from my old wp site. is there a way to migrate comments from my old database to me new database? i tried importing old the wp_comments ...
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Is it possible to isolate and use Wordpress functions outside of wordpress

I'm seeing a lot of jobs on elance and vWorker for converting html to wordpress? what's the general process for doiing this? hunting and pecking through the codex? what happens when you get to some ...
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Migrating WPMS from apache to IIS7 causes Database Error

// Be sure to read the updates at the bottom I have a large multisite installation hosted on XAMPP on an XP 2003 server and am trying to move it from XAMPP/Apache to a new Windows 2008 server with ...
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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 ...