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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Live Site to Local Host…Where's the local site?

I want to copy a live site onto my local host. I loaded BitNami Stack for WordPress 3.8-0 and then update the version of WordPress to 4.0. The live site is a WordPress site, so I used the Duplicator ...
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Copy site from one multisite to another

I have a live multisite and a development version of the live multisite. The top level sites are different, but all the other sites are (or more accurately, will be) the same. I need to export one of ...
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Migrating Wordpress site from subdirectory to subdomain

I have attempted to move a Wordpress site from a subdirectory on my root domain to a subdomain. I changed the site options in Wordpress settings > general first, and then copied over the contents ...
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Migrating from non-wordpress site to wordpress

I created a wordpress site to replace my old site. Currently, the wordpress site is stored in a subdirectory 'devsite' in the /public_html folder on my server. Problem is, as I was trying to change ...
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Issue with migration - image connections to posts going awry

I need help with a rather daunting issue that I'm grappling with. I've migrated a client site from one host to another. Everything went fine except for one major issue pertaining to images attached to ...
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Restoring .sql backup results in “Error establishing a database connection”

I'm trying to get the database dump (.sql) of a remote site to work with my local setup. Sort of like migrating from remote to local. I've already ftp-ed the site itself, but having problems ...
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WordPress Theme Migration Local to Live Assets Not Loading

I have a fully working custom WordPress theme built off underscores served up locally via MAMP. Normally when migrating to a live server, I move over the wp-content directory and the .sql file, ...
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Why my wp site always redirecting to the old website path..?

I am having problem on migrating my Wordpress site from the sub folder to the root directory. My current website URL is not working on uploading the project on root directory. It's get redirected to ...
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Subsite migration across servers including all media and links

Our development stack includes creating sub sites on a dev server and push to the production server when the sub site is complete. However, migrating these sites has been tricky and time consuming. ...
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How to handle this problem related to the publishing date of imported posts?

I have the following situation that I have to handle: I imported some posts from an old custom blog (not WordPress, a custom blog made using ASP). I exported in CSV format the content of the table ...
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new multisite, old db

I'm trying to get my old posts from a WP install that was in a sub-directory on my site, into a new Multisite install on a new host. The new install is doing what it should. the problem is the posts ...
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Temporary redirect Original wordpress to subfolder to create new site on root location?

I'm going to update the Wordpress site of my brother-in-law, within 2 weeks and I want to move his current site to a subfolder, while all users can still visit his website through http://domain.com/. ...
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Migrate php folder to Wordpress

I am redesigning a cms-less, flat file php website and developing it in WordPress. The existing website is not using a database. One directory in the php site has over 100 pages and the content needs ...
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Error after moving wordpress blog

i was working on a wordpress blog under a test domain (example.com/blog/) and now i want to move it under its own domain which is on the same server but different vhost. After googling a bit i found ...
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Copying database tables to new database

am trying to migrate my old site to a new site, by only copying database tables. the reason doing this way is the old site is out of date with plugins etc and i have WooCommerce installed which i dont ...
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URLs unchanged after migration

I have my company's blog at http://blog.analytixsolutions.com and now I've moved it to http://blog.aixsol.com but I have the URLs still pointing to the former address. I used the commonly recommended ...
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Migrating problem from Joomla to WP

My summer job is to migrate blog and web site from Joomla CMS to Wordpress and have no Wordpress installed on server and have no PHP in use. Cause of PHP is in no use, that excluses using Plugin ...
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Transfer Wordpress to new Host, Images missing

So I'm helping my wife move her site. I'm moving her from Bluehost to Digital Ocean, she's on WordPress currently and I exported the DB, grabbed all the files, and uploaded everything. Everything ...
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can't edit widgets after moving from subfolder to root

I had some issues with migration: childtheme that was ranamed and working was automatically renamed back + a lot of wrong absolute apps from even older version on site... Now, after I fixed everithing ...
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What are some best practices for switching the child theme for a production site?

I have a couple questions related to the best strategy for changing a site's theme. I'll do my best to set the stage apologies ahead of time for the verbosity. I setup a Genesis/Zigzag Press - ...
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How to migrate a local WP installation onto Digital Ocean

I'm not sure how many people have experience with Digital Ocean but they're like the new kid on the block for SSD cloud hosting. Anyways there entire model is to basically be a hosting solution for ...
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DTAP with wordpress + plugins [duplicate]

I'm struggling to find a good way to set up a DTAP street. We've have 4 separate environments (Development, Testing, Acceptance and Production) Codewise (so the .php files) migrating is trivially ...
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Changing Domain Renders Site Unusable

So I've been following the guide for Moving WordPress and I've been running into problems. I changed the domain on my site, and I performed a search and replace on the database for all occurrences of ...
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User management missing after migration to new host

I just moved my WordPress 3.9 site to a different host by making a mysql dump and restoring it on the new server and uploading the files over. Pretty standard. However, now I've lost the ability to ...
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Moved my site to new host now getting 404

I just moved my wordpress multisite to a new host and all the pages expect the homepage keep getting the follower error Not Found The requested URL was not found on this server. Additionally, a 404 ...
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Migrating data from ACF to WordPress custom meta boxes

I’m currently re-developing a theme for WordPress Multisite. The homepage and gallery template both use the Advanced Custom Fields plugin. So I can fully maintain the theme moving forward, I would ...
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When I click edit on a post, all the content disappear. Does anyone know how to fix this?

I am working on a site: greatlakesecho.org When I try to edit a post, the content just disappears from the visual editor. I am running the latest version of Word Press but this happened on the ...
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Moving local dev (mamp) wp site to production server

Ive been working on a site locally using mamp, like all sites it consists of 4 main part which need to be moved : DB Theme + theme settings content plugins + settings. Is there a simple way for ...
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Blank screen after moving WordPress to new server with same domain name

I need to move my WP install. Domain name is the same. This is what I did: I backed up the DB and "wp-content" folder. I installed fresh WP install on new server I emptied the DB of the fresh ...
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How do I migrate custom post type data to a new format?

I am renovating an old site that has a messy custom post type. Over the years, it has accumulated redundant fields and taxonomies. I have replaced it with a new CPT that reflects the client's current ...
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Wordpress Duplicator causes redirect error

I'm attempting to copy the contents of an internal Wordpress server for my company to an external client-facing Wordpress server. The standard Wordpress import/export tool fails at receiving image ...
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Site migration - some images not displaying in Media Library

After migrating a site from the live server to my test server (different URL), some of the images (not all) are not displaying. The src is correct, image is in the uploads folder, and everything ...
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Source code get entity escaped after migrating

I have a lot of posts with source code on it. After migrating my blog from wordpress.com to self-hosting, the source code all have HTML entity escaping, for example: [code] ...
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Folder installation to be in ROOT

What I want to achieve is just a simple removal of the /folder name after my website.com URL and have all my links and WordPress login just under website.com/wp-login.php. 1.) I did a restore ...
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Migrate bbpress content to posts

I'm looking for a way to migratie a bbPress forum to post & replies. Why you ask? Well... the use of a forum in this case is an overkill. And I want to get rid of it. It's a bad apple from the ...
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Moving wordpress site

Haven't found anywhere to help with this so I'll ask here. I've built a new website for our front end on a dev server, and moved it over to the live server, and got it running on a virtual apache host ...
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Migrating Users along with their password

I would like to migrate users from one wordpress site to another along with their paasswords, there are 15000 users in total . what would be the best way to do this . is a migration of the database ...
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Migration from old CMS to WordPress 301 redirection rules?

I need 301 redirection rule for migrating old CMS to WordPress. On old CMS I have URL structure like this: I wish is to move my site to WordPress and to have all old (or most) URLs with 301 redirect ...
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After moving wordpress some files still point to old directory

I moved my wordpress installation from: /wordpress to /html/website The process was extremely traumatic and even though I followed the instructions closely the site went down a few ...
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Static HTML to WordPress migration

I have a static HTML site (about ten years old) which I am going to migrate to a Wordpress site. I have used Wordpress before but never as a migration target. From some initial background reading I ...
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Custom URL rewrite rule for migrating to WordPress

I am trying to move my image gallery site from one CMS to Wordpress. On current CMS I have page with medium size image on it with URL: ...
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Drupal 6 to Wordpress migration - media attachments

Migrating was simple with a few SQL queries that I found on a blog. But I was unable to find a way to importing images as media attachments on the Wordpress site. Any help is really appreciated.
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WordPress Errors after Host Migration

Total WordPress newb here, you guys. I recently moved WordPress files from BlueHost to GoDaddy. All was well on BlueHost. I moved the following files to GoDaddy. wp-content wp-admin wp-include All ...
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Permanently Redirect WordPress Subfolder Blog to Subdomain on Another Server

Let me further explain the title. Originally we had a static marketing site at example.com and the wordpress blog hosted at www.joesexample.com/blog. We are now moving that blog to ...
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Migrating jQuery gallery to Wordpress

I'm moving my website to Wordpress and I'm trying to migrate my old gallery over. This uses Jquery and picasa. I've tried a few ways of loading the scripts, played with jquery versions, even ...
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Point domain to different webhost's subdirectory wordpress

Now there may seem to be duplicates for this question but nothing concise so I'm going to try: I have a wordpress install setup at mydomain.com/subdir - hosted on fatcow. I went ahead and bought a ...
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Latin character conversion

I'm managing a wordpress blog in Spanish for the first time and I'm currently migrating servers (e.g server A and B). The problem is that even though the file names are correctly sanitized or escaped ...
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Fast way to copy a Blog x to another domain/server without deleting it

Let's say I have a Wordpress blog named X, and I want another blog Y What is the best way to have the exact same copy of X on another domain, so I can create my Y blog with the same plugins, themes, ...
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Clone wordpress blog on localbox manually

I'm trying to clone a wordpress blog that i have on a internet web server on my local machine. I performed the following steps. Backed up and Restored Mysql DB on localbox Copied all filesystem ...
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how to move a wordpress blog to my static site

I am sorry in advance for the noob question. I am just looking for direction. I have read the codex and scoured this site for help and cannot find anything useful. Here's the situation. My client has ...