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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to disable https from wordpress site?

I have installed my wordpress instance on https://cti-uitutorials.rhcloud.com. While changing the url to http://ctisleeperadi.in/ . all the admin related page still use the https, this resutls in ...
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Do I need to worry about filling meta_value column in wp_postmeta table during migration?

I am migrating article/post data from a Joolma site running 'seblod', which has scattered the data across multiple database tables, so I can't use an off the shelf migration plugin. I am transfering ...
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MS Access to wordpress sql

I have a client who runs a store and has around 125000 products and he manages his stock from MS Access server. His current site is just for product catalog but he wants to have a new site to sell ...
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All styles are looking for the site URL twice

I am migrating a production server to a development server. I have archived the public_html folder and migrated the database and imported it to the new server without any problems. When I load the ...
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Using wp_insert_post() and wp_insert_attachment() at the same time

I am working on migrate blog posts, which are more than 1000 posts, from an old custom database website to wordpress. After formatted each post with php array, I am testing how to migrate them to ...
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Merge and move multiple blogs to new domain that have some duplicate content and 301 original posts

Sorry for the lengthy title but I couldn't think of a shorter one (open to suggestions). I am reaching out to the community as I don't think this type of question has been answered from my research ...
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I've moved one catagory of posts to another wordpress blog, how do I redirect only those links?

I have a personal blog that covers, amungst other things, the process of starting a charity and a number of guest posts on disability issues. It also contains quite a lot of 'fluff' - personal rants, ...
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How to change permalink structure and keep permalinks for old posts

I'm migrating to WP from blogger and my old permalinks have the structure: /year/month/postname.html In wp for my future posts on I would like to use the /postname.html custom structure. I don't ...
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Database migrations because of docker

Assuming I dockerize my wordpress environment to easily transport it to other developers. This is no other than putting the hole installation on a VPS or Vagrantbox. My point is. The DEVs have a copy ...
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Image src empty after migration

I have custom post types which holds images url, and displays it on homepage. After I moved my website from one domain to another changed servers as well, the url in admin panel are all fine in ...
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WP Ecommerce to Woocommerce product migration

I'm trying to move a currently active WP Ecommerce site to a new site using Woocommerce. However I'm having serious trouble finding a method to export products + product categories into a format which ...
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Moved wordpress dashboard still pointing to testing server

I uploaded my wordpress site to my testing server something like this: 201.99.1.11/mysite for testing purpose and then downloaded complete root folder in my system, exported database and then uploaded ...
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Links after changing hosting and domain

I am changing hosting + domain name for my WordPress site. For example now if its hosted on 201.0.0.1/mysite and now I want to upload it to mysite.com. This is what I did exported database from my ...
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Unicode characters displaying as ? after import using WP Clone

I moved over a development site to the client's hosting server using the WP Clone plugin. It seemed to work just fine, until I noticed a bunch of odd question marks where things like em-dashes and ...
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Migration problems with mysql: Operation not allowed when innodb_forced_recovery > 0 [closed]

I'm transferring a bunch of domains a new host. The site names remain the same, and for the sites I've already migrated, no manipulation was necessary in the database. It just works once name-servers ...
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How can I move a Wordpress multi-site's domain seamlessly?

I have a multisite install and I've been setting up local and staging sites fine using a plugin (All-in-one-migration) tool to import / export DBs which handles updating the domain link embedded in ...
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Export + Import = wrongly duplicated content

I have a staging site and production site for my WordPress install. A few weeks ago, we started a minor redesign so we copied the production database down to staging to sync it up and then we got to ...
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Is it possible to migrate EXTERNAL image links from one server to another?

All the images on my blog have been hosted in SERVER_1 with a propietary internal URL similar to http://server_1/09870987/random_digits/file_1.jpg I'm now thinking about moving all those images that ...
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404 after hosting migration

I have recently changed hosting of my WordPress site: katartika.com. I have moved all of my files and imported the database, but the website is returning an Apache Server 404 not found error on any ...
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Images in plugin broken after URL migration

I have a portfolio plugin that was part of a theme I paid for. The plugin doesn't actually show up in the plugins list of the WP admin console. My problem is that, since doing a migration from one ...
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Bitnami WordPress site re-setup

So I have successfully installed Bitnami on my Linux. Purchased a theme from themeforest created a couple of pages using visual composer and some other plugins, customized some theme options, created ...
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Migrate each blog from network to its instance and database

I have a Wordpress multisite network. It has grown and now I want to move each blog to it's separate instance / host with a separate database. How should I do this without losing data ? What is the ...
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Migrating to local server

I have my wordpress site on my local server at the following path : wordpress-4.2.3\wordpress\wp-content\themes\mytheme and the url to access my local site is: ...
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Wordpress migration ended with 500 Error page on pages excluding homepage

I migrated wordpress form my localhost to two different places: 1) Home localhost with same attributes, name of database, directory paths and database passwords 2) Hosting directory with different ...
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Delete cache after migrating to another server

I just migrated to a new server. So I copied all files, exported the DB. Within the SQL file I replaced the old domain with the new domain and imported it into the new DB. Now I can access the front ...
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Migrating a WordPress site has broken UTF8 encoding

I am trying to migrate a WordPress site from one server to another, but on the new server I'm getting incorrect symbols in place of UTF8 (I assume) characters. I dumped the database using mysqldump: ...
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How to just migrate posts/pages from one site to another?

I use WP Migrate DB (https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-migrate-db/) to sometimes migrate a DB. Now I just want to migrate the posts from one site to another. Is this the right way? - migrate wp_posts ...
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`tinyMCE is not defined` after migrating site to server

After migrating site tinyMCE (text editor) top bar have disappeared & text color have changed to black, I am getting 4 errors in concole and below is a snapshot of it. I am using WordPress ...
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Database migration tool for GoDaddy Managed WordPress

I’m about to revoke my Managed WordPress subscription because tools that I have paid for (such as WP Migrate DB Pro) that are an integral part of my development process that sync or migrate my local ...
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Migrating from local to server - MySQL errors

Hi this is my first time using WordPress and I'm having a nightmare trying to migrate a locally built site to a hosting server. I exported my local database (MySQL 5.6.17) then tried to upload it to ...
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Migrating wordpress multisite

i want to migrate my multisite to new host . i had done transfer of simple wordpress website , what i did for that is just search and replace databases, i there any different way for wordpress ...
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How to do one-off import or data migration?

Is there a built-in workflow or process for running one-time wordpress database updates relating to things like taxonomy, new categories, filters, hooks, plugin setup, etc? Right now I'm putting all ...
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How to transfer Revolution Slider slides from WPML enabled site to one without it?

I manage multi-language site with WPML enabled, and have translated Revolution Slider slides. Now customer wants me to create similar sites on multiple domains (each language has one). When I ...
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How can I convert wordpress users into buddypress users?

I need to know how to transform Wordpress users into buddypress users, as I'm giving them the Members role, but it's not solving. The reason for that is that only new members are appearing on ...
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Moving wp from a server to another, with different administrator

Hi a friend had a website made by a guy, now he asked me to make him a new website but he want me to add all the post and pictures he had on the old one. The problem is that the guy that made him the ...
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Media library images “missing” after migrating them using SQL

I am migrating a lot of posts from an old site to a new site, and these posts have a lot of Advanced Custom Field "relationship" data attached to them. Because of this, I want to keep all of the ids ...
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Migration to staging server, pages from other site loading in

I'm not really sure how this could happen, but i migrated a wordpress site to a staging server where i have many wordpress sites hosted, everything seemed to go smooth with the exception that all ...
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SEO optimized Worpress Permalink after migrating from Blogger

Hello i request everyone here to read my question fully before flagging duplicated. I own a website Gadgetronicx and have been planning to move to self hosted wordpress site. By default Blogger ...