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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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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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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Can't log in: “ERROR: Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser. You must enable cookies to use WordPress.”

After a server move, I'm unable to log in to my site. I get the "ERROR: Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser. You must enable cookies to use WordPress." error when I try submitting the ...
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Move comments only from one WP installation to another

We have a bit of situation here. We have a website (let's say it is www.oldsite.com) where we had more than 2000 posts. There arose a need whereby we had to move some 60-70 posts from this oldsite.com ...
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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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How to replace a wordpress installation in root directory with another in a subdirectory?

Someone with a wordpress site in lets say www.thess.com asked me to change the theme, so i thought it would be safer to first create a second wordpress installation in lets say www.thess.com/welcome ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Which is the recommended method to transfer a wordpress site to wordpress Multisite?

I want to create a wordpress site on my local server and then trasfer it into another server that runs a wordpress multisite installation. Which way is safer to follow: a) install a wordpress single ...
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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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Migrate posts and photos from a blog to another

i have an old blog that was made by a guy. Now i'm trying to learn wordpress so i made my own blog, with different theme and template. I asked my friend to send me a copy of the database of the old ...
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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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I cannot customize custom widgets anymore after moving WordPress website

Originally posted here. The situation is the following one: A colleague of mine built a WordPress theme with some custom widgets which need to be configured through /wp-admin/widgets.php. In the ...
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How to auto generate title if no title (empty), using excerpt

I don't know much about php or anything at really. I just moved from tumblr and I have about 800 posts with no post titles which is hurting me. I do know how to place the Excerpt in the tag to ...
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How do I transfer an existing website running on Joomla to Wordpress?

I am currently the Admin of a site that is running on Joomla 2.5 and I am looking to migrate existing content to wordpress. Please help.
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Moving website - admin section

I have successfully moved a wordpress site from /test directory to the root, so now the website url looks like www.example.com. Fine. However the admin section (wp-admin) still points to /test ...
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Image thumbnails not available post migration, but still accessible via direct URL - DB issue

To start with, I'll just clarify that this appears to be a different issue to the numerous migration ones already covered. In short, I've migrated my site to a new domain (both in root, no directory ...
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How to change a WordPress network domain

I recently moved my WordPress network to a new domain and thought I had updated every reference to that domin, however I was wrong. I searched high and low for the answey, but alas I could find it no ...
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Export to WXR for pages containing script and iframe tags

I've noticed that when importing content from a WordPress site which has tags embedded in the page content, the operation seems to have stripped out all <script> and and <iframe> tags. I ...
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Is it possible to get an exported WP site in a zipped folder up and running? [closed]

Our old webmaster abandoned us and stopped hosting our website. All he gave us to work with was a zipped folder of the website. It contains the wp-admin, wp-content, and wp-includes folders, ...
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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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call_user_func_array() error on front end

I've read the other posts about this issue, but mine is different in one fundamental way... there is no function defined in the error. It reads like this: Warning: call_user_func_array() expects ...
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Wordpress Site Pages 404ing - Help with Permalinks on IIS?

I'm developing a site that has been migrated live but now every page except for the home page 404s upon linking to it. I've done extensive research on this and nothing has helped. Let me list out the ...
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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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Better way to migrate to server?

Migrating between local and server with Wordpress (SQL) is a bit time consuming, and I'm wondering if there is a better way to do it. With Drupal, there is a module called BackUp&Migrate, which ...
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Broken CSS after changing the site URL

I have a self-hosted Wordpress blog on my home server. Previously I accessed it directly via its original IP address taken from DHCP, but now I have configured a static IP address for it. The problem ...
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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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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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Move from Subdomain to Root

I have a site setup at dev.site.com. I need to move it to site.com. Do I need to physically move all of the images/files/subdirectories, etc to /public_html/ ? All files that I need currently ...
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Moved WordPress to New Server, Now Tries to Download a File

Let me start by saying that I have moved dozens of websites from one server to another, without issue. I recently moved a website and when the URL is visited, a file named "download" with no ...
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Maintenance holding page while migrating website

I was hoping someone might be able to help me with the right procedure for establishing a holding page while migrating a local WP site to an already live server. I know there are lots of maintenance ...
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Transferred WordPress - PHP warnings now [duplicate]

I just transferred a WP website from a test domain to the actual domain. I went into the database and searched and replaced all instances of the test domain with the actual domain. Now I'm getting ...
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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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What's a better workflow for database migration?

When asked to work on an existing WordPress Site, I generally take a copy of the whole site and work on it locally. For quite a few years I have used a script such as the following after importing the ...
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How can I use images that are on the server locally?

I will try to explain myself as best as possible: I have a live WordPress website which has over 600 posts and 1000 images used in these posts. I have a local copy running at ...
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Install WordPress on new server or just copy old files?

Hey I move my WordPress Homepage to another server. Now my question is, should I just copy all the files from the old server to the new server? Or should I install WordPress on the new server and then ...
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How to get the correct URL on my wordpress site?

I have an existing website, which I want to move to wordpress, while keeping the same domain name/ URL's used in the old version. So far I have installed wordpress locally, and am migrating the site ...
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Migrating a site from multiuser to regular wordpress

My wordpress is hosted on godaddy. Initially we had a shared host -which used a multisite distribution- then migrated to a VPS (our own server). The multisite version of wordpress remains and I want ...
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How to migrate the menu from the site on my own theme in Wordpress?

I'm a novice at WordPress topic and now I'm trying to figure out how to migrate the part of the design (I've decided to begin with navigation bar menu on the top) on this site to my own site based on ...
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I moved my site to another server, wp admin works so does the front page, but posts don't work

Pretty much summed up everything in the title. I can see the posts in wp admin, but when I hit the "View" link they return a 404 not found. Do you have any idea why this is happening? As a note: I ...
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How to make Youtube short code transfer

I have moved my wordpress from wp hosted to privately hosted. I exported my posts and imported them in to my new site. Many posts included youtube embeds that look like this ...
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Migrating Asp.Net site to Wordpress site

I have a requirement to migrate the existing Asp.Net web site to Wordpress site. This site uses SQL server backend. It has so many tables with around 2 million records in a tabular format in SQL ...
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Links not working on “post name” permalink

I am working on wordpress 4.0 I have uploaded a WordPress site on live server and have done all the changes in database files and config and site is working properly with index page, but when i click ...
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Import wordpress mysql database to unknown server / domain

I would like to know if it's possible to import a full database of a wordpress installation (a localhost/production site for example) to another server/domain in automatic way. I have being doing ...
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Remapping absolute URLs from other domains and from test domain

I'm helping a friend fix some problems with the migration of their word press site and I don't use WP much, but I know PHP/SQL/CSS/HTML/etc. They installed and built the site on "JunkDomain.com" and ...
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Export/Import xml

I am trying to migrate my website from my localhost to a server. I am trying to export data from the export plugin of wordpress and import the xml file into the other database. That data importation ...
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Migrate from CMS Made Simple to Wordpress

I am trying to convert a website on CMS Made Simple (GitHub account) onto Wordpress. I have researched online extensively only to find no substantial content to help me. Is there a potential script ...