I migrated a website from one host to another, and I am having a weird issue I never encountered before. The urls to images in html are fine, but the full path to the image has a broken url, the domain outputs twice.

So here is the code generated for an image:

<img src="subdomain.domain.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/aleksandra.jpg" class="attachment-full wp-post-image" alt="aleksandra">

And here is the full path to the image in inspector:


If you need more info please do not hesitate to ask. Any help is much appreciated.


  • In all cases like this happen? the urls of the images in the wp_posts.post_content field in the database. How are they? Feb 6, 2014 at 2:30
  • This is probably (but not sure) due to some theme / plugin that do not use the right function to get the URL.I assume that now it takes the ABSOLUTE server path, which I can assume on your new server is a PARKED domain or ADDON, as opposed to what you had before . try to see if it happens also with internal links. also try UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = replace(post_content, 'subdomain.domain.com/subdomain.domain.com', 'subdomain.domain.com'); and UPDATE wp_posts SET guid = replace(guid, 'http://subdomain.domain.com/subdomain.domain.com','http://subdomain.domain.com'); in Mysql to see
    – krembo99
    Feb 6, 2014 at 2:48
  • in the database links are ok Feb 6, 2014 at 5:27
  • i did a database search for 'subdomain.domain.com/subdomain.domain.com' and there were no results, i deactivated all the plugins Feb 6, 2014 at 5:29
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    @BojanaŠekeljić that mean you maybe did not put the correct URL while migrating . ( maybe forgot the http:// or maybe left the main domain in the home url or blog url options)
    – krembo99
    Feb 7, 2014 at 3:53

3 Answers 3


Back up your database (this is very very important) and download and install "Velvet Blues Update URLs" plugin. On the settings page enter in the old URL field http://subdomain.domain.com/subdomain.domain.com

Enter in the new URL field the URL of your website. Select all options and click "Update". Update your permalinks as well.


You should use a plugin like WP Migrate DB which enables you to enter the new site address and server path before exporting the database. This does a search find and replace which you may need to do now using a solution like https://interconnectit.com/products/search-and-replace-for-wordpress-databases/

"Velvet Blues Update URLs" plugin is another solution or export your DB again.

  • Yeah I used WP Migrate DB, but made a mistake, didn't add http:// for new url. Thanks for the answer! Feb 6, 2014 at 12:56

I figured out the problem, when I was exporting the database using Migrate DB plugin, I didn't put the http:// before the new domain... so all the internal links were broken.


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