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 update records using $wpdb?

I am migrating non-wp database to Wordpress (for the first time in my life, and hopefully the last). As both new and old websites are multilingual, one of the tasks for me is to connect the articles ...
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Moving Site From Development to Production

I have a WordPress site at the root of a bluehost account ( inside public_html ) and there is an add-on domain also residing in a folder named devsite inside public_html. We have spent months ...
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wordpress changing host breaks image links

I recently migrated my wordpress install from godaddy to a VPS that I setup. So far, everything but the images works. Not too sure why, but the images in posts appear broken, though if they are ...
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Migrating old posts to new wp, how to extrapolate infos from the post body to custom fields?

I need to migrate some information that are store in the post body (like "price:200$"), extrapolate them somehow and put them into custom fields. how do I do that? The blog is about restaurants and ...
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how to migrate wpmu from one host to the other?

this issus is different fromm How to migrate wordpress users from one blog to another since i am using WPMU, i have backup the database, and then import it to the other host, also i have changed the ...
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Moving from one test to multiple final environments

I'm working on a WordPress website in the following test environment URL: www.example.com/wordpress. Once the site is complete and everything is tested, I want to deploy to three live environments ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Incorrect Blog Root

I have a blog at http://leghumped.com which I moved from a subdirectory to the site root a few months back. The problem is, the root still seems to resolve to /blog/. Eg: Instead of seeing ...
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import (migration) user database to wp-users

I am having hard time for importing to user-meta and post-meta from my non-wp-tables. I am trying to do db migration from user table and post table to WordPress tables. So it might be user table ...
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Move site to new server causes 500 Server error

I am moving my WordPress site from my old hosting company to the new one. I am at the current version, 3.5.1. I created the domain on the new site copying over all the files inclusive of any hidden ...
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Problems with migrating a WooCommerce orders

I am trying to import/export orders from one WooCommerce website to another. After using the WordPress import/export tool for the "orders", the individual order page no longer shows the product(s) ...
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How do I get the Wordpress post to display the content instead of an image?

I am working on migrating a Wordpress site to a test server. I imported all of the content & settings, and verified that every setting is the same as the old site. However, I'm having a problem ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Solution for database version control and deployment?

Currently i use a dump script and commit the database to the git repo. --skip-extended-insert --skip-comments --skip-dump-date means that a diff can give me a fair idea of what has changed, but it ...
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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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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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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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Migrating only media files

I have sort of a specific situation. I want to move my Wordpress site to a new hosting situation. The site has had weird problems in the past, so I was planning to do a fresh installation of Wordpress ...
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How to migrate, does WordPress hardcode or shortcode image URLs?

I am getting very confused. I used to take my website on my dev. server, and copy the files over to my live server, export the database in phpMyAdmin, import it via phpMyAdmin into the new database ...
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Why do I keep getting thrown to login page (after migration)

We are using the Private Only plugin, and it works fine for us on other sites, and worked fine for us on this site until we migrated to a new domain yesterday. Now I periodically (sometimes every ...
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Posts not visible on front-end and back-end

I have one issue while migrating WordPress to a new server. I am able to see all existing posts in the table. On the admin page if I click All Posts it shows the correct statistics: All (137) | ...
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Moving database from WP 2.6 to 3.5 problem

I recently moved my database from a wp 2.6 blog to a wp 3.5 form using this posts advice. (Alex Miller's answer). Everything looked good on the home page; however, when I click on an individual ...
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Post migration - images do not display

Here is migration quandry - going from one host to another. The blog domain name is unchanged. backed up the file system with everything to a .bz2 backed up the SQL DB ftp'd the file system bz2 to ...
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After server migration (local server to online server) permalink don't work

I am finding some difficulties with Permalink after have migrate my blog from my apache local server to an apache online server. I have used the Search and Replace Tool on my online server script: ...