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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Multiple developers / editors working on a site in progress

Background I'm nearing the final stages of constructing my first fairly large WordPress site, and I'm now encountering some friction. For the most part, the site was developed on my local machine and ...
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How can I make updates to a site, on a development copy, but then move updates back without overriding live site's evolving database?

I've tried to be as descriptive in the title as possible, and I know this question has been asked in before in various forms but I could not find good answer to it and it's are to imagine that no one ...
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How to replace the domain name in a Wordpress database?

I have a Wordpress database which was installed in a development environment... thus, all references to the site itself have a fixed IP address (say 192.168.16.2). Now, I have to migrate that database ...
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Migrating a WordPress site from One Hosting Provider to Another?

I have my WordPress site being hosted on a Windows provider and I am moving to another Windows provider. Any gotchas or instructions on how i can smoothly transition from one to another without losing ...
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How can 2 blogs share the same users

I have a running normal WP blog (blog 1). I want to create a Q&A section for my users, so I setup another blog with WP-Answer theme (blog 2). The problem is I don't want my users at blog 1 have ...
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How do you seamlessly switch hosting?

I recently switched a WP site from shared hosting to a VPS and would like to document the process here.
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How to migrate subsite from dev multisite to production multisite

I'm looking for the best and most secure way to develop locally a numbers of subsite using multisite and moving them to the production environment when they are ready. I've already migrated the full ...
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How can I migrate a super old version (2.0) of my blog to 3.1?

I can't use any of the import plugins because of the older version -- so it's kind of a pain, plus the URL permalinks arent very optimal. Any ideas on how to do this? I'm afraid I'd have to do this ...
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Programmatically get images by URL and save in uploads folder

I am involved in a large migration from another CMS to WordPress. We have a copy of the database and have worked out how to extract the content and programmatically create WordPress posts from it ...
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Why does WordPress use serialize rather than json_encode for the options table?

I have a basic understanding of serialize (I come across it often when I'm migrating WordPress installs) and I just discovered json_encode. Given that serialize causes so much trouble with replacing ...
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How can I migrate from another platform to WordPress (using the same domain) and launch when ready?

Currently, I have a blog that runs atop Tumblr, which is relatively young (3 months old or so, maybe 25 posts altogehter) that I want to migrate to a self-hosted Wordpress installation. I've installed ...
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Migrating Markdown (from Drupal)

I'm in the process of migrating my blog from Drupal to Wordpress. I have made liberal use of Markdown in the original posts (and Geshi syntax highlighting). In see that the WP-Markdown plugin ...
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Moving WordPress.com theme and widget settings to self-hosted site?

Possible Duplicate: Migrating from WordPress.com to self-hosted site and autoforward visitors? How can I move theme and plugin (widget) settings from a WordPress.com site to a self-hosted ...
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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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Presentation vs Content in WP DB-Tables

Presentation vs Content in WP DB-Tables Is there a clean separation between the WP tables involved with presentation vs content? I would like to take my time working up presentation changes, such ...
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Is there an easy way to migrate a site from SiteFinity to WordPress?

Has anyone ever migrated a site from SiteFinity to WordPress? I've got a large (1,200+ page) site that I'm transitioning over to WordPress and I'm not looking forward to the content migration. ...
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Moving Wordpress to new server: no posts found

I have a weird problem with moving a Wordpress installation to a new server (just the server changes, domain remains the same, I'm currently accessing the site on the new server via the same domain ...
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Redirecting traffic from old “.WordPress.com” blog to privately hosted WordPress blog?

I've got a blog hosted on .wordpress.com, ie the free version. I'm thinking of re-activating my hosting package so I can have my own WP installation, and therefore have more customisation options ...
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Using chunk theme from wordpress.com on my own host

I am new to wordpress so please excuse this question if it is obvious, but I was not able to find a good answer here or via the more general internet. I want to use the Chunk theme from wordpress.com ...
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Plugins to clone wordpress site and move to another url

Are there any possible plugins that could clone an entire Wordpress site and install it in another location? I build sites on one url, then to show the client and move it to another url to show it. ...
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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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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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Migrating users from .com to .org?

I am in the process of migrating my blog from my wordpress.com address to a self-hosting (wordpress v3.1.2) address. Blog has migrated across nicely. Appears my users have also migrated across, but ...
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Migrating WP site to another URL

We are planning to change the domain name of our website.We are not changing the host but creating a new domain and will close/redirect all traffic to new domain (there will be not update on the old ...
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Will post id change when migrating to new site?

I'm creating a rather complex plugin that synchronizes posts from your server with a thirdparty server. I need to know, if you migrate your wordpress server to a new site, "can" the post ids change? ...
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Migrating data between local and development server

I've been working away at a medium-size WordPress site. So far I've just been hosting the site on my local machine and showing it to internal consultants over our local network. Things are working ...
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Migrating from other CMS to WP - losing SEO juice?

I'm thinking about migrating a client's website from a super-old cms (xoops) to WP. However the site is quite old so I don't want him to lose any SEO juice he acquired through the years (PR: 2). ...
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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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How to migrate Wordpress Blogs into Multisite without using the GUI-Import/Export Feature

I'd like to migrate some quite huge Wordpress-Blogs into one Multisite Installation. The Export-Wizard and the Import Wizard are bound to PHP-Limits (Memory, Execution-Time) and so the Export and ...
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Best way to import users, post and categories from an external database

I need to migrate an existing website to WordPress. This website already has a basic database containing users and posts (with a category), but it also has a high number of records so it's not ...
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How can I move/redirect single blog posts from one blog to another?

I see lots of answers about moving entire blogs, but here's my scenario: I have a few blogs with a lot of content. I'm no longer publishing new content on these sites. I'm now publishing on another ...
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How can I export WordPress posts' attachments?

I am in the process of transferring posts from one WordPress install to another. I can use WordPress' Tools --> Export to export the XML I need for my posts. On the new install, I then use Tools --> ...
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How do i migrate a Multi site to individual site?

I have a client who built a site on a sub site of a Multi site network Can this be migrated to a new domain and independant wordpress site?
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Migration issue - blog home page is blank

I want to move my Wordpress blog to a different server. I dumped the database from the old server and imported it to the new server, and set up the new database details in wp-config.php. I can log in ...
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Weird issue with database migration and SSL links

I want to move my database to my another mirror server (for testing & stuff). My original one is using SSL and I am forcing it to do so. When I migrate with DB Migrate plugin, the non-ssl server ...
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Migrated site redirects to localhost after successful login

I have copied a site to a non-public demo server to make some edits. I transferred the files and the database (having disabled permalinks beforehand), updated wp-config.php with the new database ...
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How do I redirect my blog posts to a subdomain?

I currently have my blog at alexangas.com and would like to move it to www.alexangas.com. Is this as simple as changing the WordPress Address and Site Address in Settings? How can I ensure that users ...
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Redirects from Tumblr to new WP

I migrated a site from Tumblr to WordPress and was able to get all the content over (in pieces) using the FeedWordPress plugin. What I am now trying to do is get the old permalink structure to ...
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How to migrate from Mark Jaquith's Subscribe to Comments plugin to Gurken's new version?

Mark Jaquith's Subscribe to Comments plugin has been a staple of my WordPress site since shortly after I launched it. However, it's not really maintained any more (last updated end of 2007) and it ...
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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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URL rewrite based on a custom field value

I'm working on a migration from another CMS to WordPress. The old site had terrible SEO-unfriendly URLs in the format http://example.com?lid=1234. We have imported all the posts from the old site ...
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How to migrate from wordpress.com to self-hosted wordpress

I'm trying to migrate from wordpress.com to self-hosted wordpress. These are some of the things I've done, but I'm not quite able to migrate successfully. Changed my Godaddy account DNS to wordpress ...
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How do I reset a self-hosted Wordpress URL?

i was using a wordpress install on an ubuntu server virtual machine. At first the adapter was host-only at an address of 192.168.55.55. The host had this on a vboxnet0 subnet. i changed to bridged ...
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Copying wordpress to another server breaks it on original server

I am working on a new version our site. Today I was going to put the blog on the new version. Our current website and the successor I am building are on different servers and accessed by different ...
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Export all content from wordpress

Evening all. I've decided instead of upgrading the install of wordpress that I have, to just take the content (my writeups, comments, pages) and move them to the new site install. Is there an easy ...
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After server migration only the homepage works

I have recently changed hosting of my WordPress site to VPS.net. I have moved all of my files and imported the database. Everything appeared to be fine until I clicked a link and noticed that all of ...
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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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Issue converting single site to multi-site - blogs.dir folder not created

I have an existing WP install that I'm attempting to convert into a multi-site, in order to set up a development version in a subdirectory (required for testing an SSL on the same domain). I've been ...
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Can't Access Subdirectory

I've moved my blog from http://leghumped.com/blog to http://leghumped.com/ and now I can't access my /images directory. I've tried every combination of rules from trawling for people with the same ...
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How much effort to migrate from .com to .org

I am launching an education and awareness site on Federal budget. Obviously less effort to use .com and can get going faster -- but would like characterization of effort required to migrate later to ...