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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Media upload via backend doen't work after moving site

I have copied my site to a subdirectory for test purposes, everything works fine now. The only problem I have seen so far is the Media upload. When I try to upload a file I get a: Unable to create ...
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Trouble Migrating all data blog from Wordpress.com to Wordpress.org

I'm transferring a WordPress.com blog to a new WordPress.org website but I'm having trouble transferring everything. I've gone through the usual WordPress tools - export XML file, import using the ...
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problem migrating files from https to http mock site - how to see mock site

I used a migration/backup plugin to grab the files from a secured site to my mock up site that is not secured. Since I'm not using it for anything other than adding some functionality to it - no ...
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Media Library empty after server move (exact copy of files and db's)

After exactly copying both all the files and the database of a site over from an old server to a new one with the same URL (granted, DNS has not been switched over yet but not sure if that has any ...
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Permalinks stopped working after migration with WP all-in-one migration plugin

I've used a plugin called WP all-on-one migration to migrate my website. I've also saved the permalinks twice, as instructed after the importation. The default permalink setting works fine, but any ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to migrate the posts from an old custom legacy blog to a new WordPress website?

I have to migrate the posts of a very old custom legacy blog made in ASP (the posts are stored in a MySql table) into a new WordPress blog. So I need your help to find the smartest solution to do it, ...
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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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Migrating entire online site to local server gives “The requested URL /login/ was not found on this server.”

I've followed most Wordpress migration guides that I can find. The steps I've taken sum up to the following: Export my wp database from the existing production site Spin up a new Ubuntu Server with ...
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Problems with Wordpress Import

I have a VPS hosting account with Web Fusion and am migrating one of my Wordpress sites to it. The Wordpress export file is about 29 MB. At first i encountered an Internal Server Error after ...
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Migrate site with huge database

I've recently been tasked with moving a very large Wordpress site from one host to another. I'm struggling to figure our the best way to migrate everything over. Some of the things that are tripping ...
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Join Wordpress databases from 2 different installs

I'm just now getting into SQL and the core of Wordpress (PHP). So I'm not an experienced WP developer but not intimidated by the tools. But, if the answers could be dummied down a bit would be very ...
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Pretty permalinks not working after copying from UNIX to Windows

I made a development copy of WP from a live Apache Server (running on UNIX machine) to a localhost running on WAMP. I have mod_rewrite enabled in the httpd.conf file, as well as AllowOverride set to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...