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Questions tagged [migration]

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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Malware in old website - how to migrate?

I was hired to build a new website for a company who's old website has turned into a dumpster fire. I was then asked to migrate over 1000 blog posts from the old website to the new website. This has ...
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Best way to move some sites from a WP multi-site environment, to another WP multi-site environment

For clarity, we have to WP multi-site environments. We want to move some sites, but not all sites, from 1 to the other. So moving sites from 1 multi-site environment, to another multi-site ...
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Changed site URL and now my Front Page doesn't display correctly

This wp site is a redesign of an old non wp site. I have made the site on the same server, but in a different directory named /nou until it was ready. everything was fine until I copied the site in ...
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Moving wordpress to root folder = internal server error

I moved my Wordpress contents to the root folder. (I read somewhere that moving the wordpress installation can be done by simply moving the directory contents.) It works almost fine, with the notable ...
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Move blogs but with applied filters

I have to move blogs from a WordPress site to another WordPress site but with applied filters. Details: Every blog has an author as we all know it but this time when I move the blogs, I only want ...
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Update around 200,000 posts

So I have recently migrated from a regular site to a wordpress CMS all via MySQL. I successfully was able to adapt the old database with that of WordPress. Now, the site has content in 3 languages. ...
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Use domain as siteurl on front end and IP as siteurl in back end

When I set the siteurl to the VPN protected private IP, the backend loads but the frontend doesn't and that is because they don't have access to the VPN to be allowed to load the IP. When I set the ...
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Migrate wordpress server to localhost problems

For the last few day I was working on a website that I built on a server. I finished the website and I decided to backup my files and test it on localhost. I followed this guide here: https://www....
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Why does importing copies of the database dump and the document root make WordPress data inconsistent?

I'm experiencing the following problem: I have a local copy of my WordPress site and a corresponding live version on my server. I added some new blog categories on my local version and created some ...
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Can I clone plugin folder to another directory so that I don't have to reinstall them?

I built a multisite network and it got broken due to a developer who now claimed that it can't be fixed: The subsites' dashboards can no longer be accessed and the pages give the error message "page ...
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Move wordpress files from one pc to another pc contents showing error

Good day! I am creating a wordpress page in our school as an activity, I wanted to continue everything in my home so I backed-up the database from phpmyadmin and the wordpress folder from htdocs. ...
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Migrate Changes from a Staging Site to Production

Is there a tool that allows me to "record" changes to a staging site and later replay them on production? It is a common usecase for me to set up a staging site (Duplicator is great for that) and ...
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W3 Cache redirects to front page when I press purge all caches

I migrated my site to a new server. Everything seems to be fine, but the browser is redirected to the frontpage when I save configurations in either the "W3 Total Cache" plugin or in "Duplicate post" ...
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why does my url not update after migration?

program using: ubuntu 18.04 Problem: so i have two local wordpress sites running on my localhost, say site1.com and site2.com I have migrated all of the databases from site1.com to site2.com. Now ...
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Call to undefined function after migrating to other server

I wrote a function 'shop_list' wrapped into a plugin 'drx_reparierbar' and called this function indirectly from a child-template: page-template calls loop-template calls function shop_list. This is ...
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Migrating wordpress sites through localhost and ubuntu

Okay so, I'm using ubuntu 18.04 (downloaded from windows store). I set up LAMP stack using the basic installation commands. I was able to set up few websites that run on localhost using wordpress. Now ...
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Migration / convert an existing site to WordPress

I have an advertisement site that I create with PHP and MySQL. The structure of the database is very simple: Tables: ads, type of ads, user, and images. Each ad has an ad type (offer or request) An ...
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Migration script using WP functions is very slow

We have a multisite setup where we are migrating around 120k articles for one site and 50k for another. These are coming from a very different CMS. Our migration script uses WP functions to create ...
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Trouble importing images into posts

I'm sorry to ask such a question on this forum but I am having a really hard time with this. I am working on a WP site which (for some reason) has another WP installation in a sub directory and this ...
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After migrating media library is not showing thumbnails

We are currently running a script to migrate from a custom CMS to WordPress. Everything is going perfectly well except for the "media manager". The media is all stored on a S3 bucket. Here is a ...
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How to fix/avoid conflicts between multiple local host installs?

I work primarily on a windows development machine using WSL as my local dev server. Uptill now I haven't bothered configuring localhosts. Recently, I have started to work on multiple copies of the ...
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Wordpress Multisite keeps redirecting to HTTPS

I would like to create a local development environment from my production, multisite, WordPress website. I have used the Migrate DB plugin with the following search and replace settings: //domain.com ...
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Can't see images in posts after migrating site to subdomain

After moving my site to a a subdomain for testing, everything works fine except the images. I can see the images in metaslider plugin but all the other images on the site are blank. All images are ...
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Migrating a WP site with 2 WP installations

excuse me for posting a migration question here. I am working with a client who has a website written in php and I am in the process of moving this site over to WP. Currently in her root folder she ...
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Transitioning themes: How to move content from layout builder to postmeta/acf in database

Context: I'm fairly new to Wordpress ( less than 6 months experience ). I have a client looking to improve their site performance and get a slightly fresher look. They have several hundred posts &...
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Sanitizing existing media library paths and page links from foreign characters

I'm migrating an old WP site that supported Swedish letters ÅÄÖ in the URL, thus the site has hundrets of images containing these letters. I've searched around and found various plugins that sanitize ...
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I get “too many redirects” problem when migrating localhost site

So, I have a website working properly on my localhost but when I migrate it to hosted server I get too many redirects error. I've done migrations before and this never happend but this time. ...
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Permalinks not working after Migration – AllowOverride All, htaccess set

I'm at my wits end, I migrated a website onto a different server and after a lot of setting up I finally have it where it works – kinda. The Permalinks are broken and throw errors that the site can't ...
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How to automate WordPress database migration?

So I have several WordPress sites that I do work on locally, and then migrate changes to a test.sitename.com (to check for issues), then to sitename.com. I want to write automation script myself, I ...
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Migrate from Github Pages to WordPress

I have a travel blog which I originally wrote in WordPress. Since then I've migrated it to a Jekyll site, then eventually a Hugo site which I published on Github Pages. Now I want to put it back on ...
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Multisite network on new domain

I recently moved my new multisites network (which worked perfectly fine on an old domain) to my new domain. Now the website doesnt seem to work. The homepage doesnt load all images and even the menu ...
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Moving wordpress multisite to new domain

Hello I just finished moving my Wordpress website from my testing domain to my new domain. I Changed the urls that I needed to change in my database. I added this code to my wp-config. I changed the ...
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Moving Wordpress Multisite

Im trying to move my wordpress multisite to my host. I managed to copy all file, move the database to the host. Also I edited databse settings on the wp-config file. Did the same to the entries ...
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Adding a existing developed site to a multisite installation of WordPress

Let's suppose I have a website www.abc.com, which is a blog and shop website. Then I have another website, which is www.xyz.com, on which I have created a network multisite, where xyz.com is the ...
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JavaScript errors

Recently I just moved my website to new server. it was working fine with the old server. but now after i changed to new server the wordpress layout is collapsed. when i saw the console i have seen ...
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Moving WordPress page to a new domain

I just bought a new domain for my website and wondered how to move my existing WordPress website from one domain to another. I have found an article and followed the steps there, but it didn't work ...
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Change old URLs after the domain change

I have setup wordpress on my server, and after some time I've changed the domain name of the installation. However, all of the old urls within the site point to the old domain. How can I change old ...
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Trying to migrate a Wordpress Multisite with Domain Mapping

I've really gotten myself into a pickle here. So I currently have a site www.company.com which has multiple wordpress installs at company.com/site1 company.com/site2 company.com/site3 (linking ...
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WP website showing blank page after moving from subdomain to main domain

I created my website on the subfolder https://www.lokaction.be/dev/. After it was finished, I moved the website's files to the main adress https://www.lokaction.be/ (ftp). And after that, I edited ...
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Migrating a whole website to WordPress

I have a whole website with login, sign up and many other features developed into it. The site contains multiple pages and it's developed using html, css, JavaScript and all the script files and ...
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Custom changes performed on WP + WooCom site on maintenance subdomain. How to perform a migration to a main domain?

I was working on a WP + WooCommerce website (shop + blog), very active site - lot of orders, users and posts. I was working with some plugins (settings), installing new plugins, removing old ones and ...
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Images not found after migrating Wordpress website

I recently migrated my website to a new hosting platform and since uploading the files and changing the database details, some images aren't being found. I've checked the FTP and the files are in the ...
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change URIs of migrated site

Hi Ive uploaded a WP site onto a new server updated the DB and can get into the backend and even see the homepge. However, all the links are messed up. I wasnt able to change the URL in the settings ...
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Assign user to belong to a subsite in Multisite instance

I am migrating from a single wordpress site to a multisite wordpress instance. I migrated my users by copying from the table wp_user and wp_usermeta into my new multisite wordpress instance. The ...
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How can I migrate (export and import) wordpress users without loosing their password?

I must migrate from one page to another and the customer want me to keep the password. But as their are im MD5 and salted, I don't know how to proceed. Does anyone know it? Thank you a lot for your ...
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Clone Wordpress site from development server to live server

I created a site in WordPress on my development server. Now, I want it to go live. I copied over all the files from the development server to the live server. Created a new database for WP with new ...
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Cloned a site but can't log in - redirecting to old site

I've cloned the production site at example.com to my own dev server, calling it example.mydomain.com. It displays OK, as long as I use port 8080 (bypassing my varnish server). I can successfully log ...
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The requested URL was not found after new DB import

I had a WP site running smoothly on apache. I decided to replace the Db with an updated one (same version of WordPress), and now I get the error The requested URL ... cannot be found on all pages ...
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Able to use all admin pages but in the frontend there is a “Error establishing a database connection”-Error

I know that you are probably sick of someone posting another Error establishing a database connection Question but I really did my research and found nothing about my specific Problem so please have a ...
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Migrating WP site to localhost using Duplicator

I'm new to Wordpress, and I set up a test installation on FreeHostingEU.com. I decided to move to a different host (still to be decided), so I wanted to migrate the site to my local server. I first ...