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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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Will users still be able to log in if I change host?

The title says it all. I am taking over a website from somebody who lives in another country and will host it in the UK. Once the migration process is complete (moving it from their host to mine), ...
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Will using the All-In-One WP Migration tool/plugin affect my live site? [closed]

I am about to take over a WordPress site from somebody and need to migrate it from their host to mine. I am aware of the All-In-One WP Migration tool/plugin and this will be the tool I use. I want to ...
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Is there a way to force plugins to use Flyway migrations for database changes?

Can I somehow force Wordpress plugins to output their required database changes as part of updates rather than let them change the database directly? Coming from Java Spring Boot development, one of ...
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After moving content to a new site, gallery thumbnails are not pointing to media files

I am moving content from an old site based on Wordpress 4.9 to a new website based on the current release and PHP 8. I have moved all the content - meaning posts, pages, media, and so forth - using ...
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Assets are using old domain name after migrating

I inherited a Wordpress site and moved it to a new domain. Now there are images that are being sourced from the old domain. How can I update the whole site so that everything uses the new domain? I ...
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Moving existing website to docker

I have created the below docker compose file and used the official WordPress image to transfer my site from shared hosting to docker. Despite using the standard .htaccess file and adding exit; in ...
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Sitecore to WordPress migration

I want my site to migrate from Sitecore to WordPress in such a way so that I can view the migrated page using specific page builder i.e Beaver Builder. Any suggestions will be helpful. Thanks!
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"Media Library" shows as empty, despite images being present

I am trying to clone a WordPress site, but the files in wp-content/uploads aren't shown in the the Media Library: OK: I have created a new subdomain for a new installation of WordPress, and I have ...
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How do I setup my cpanel site backup on a local host?

I have downloaded all the files on my server as a .zip file via the cpanel interface. I have also downloaded local's WordPress hoster. I would like to setup my wordpress site on this local hoster, but ...
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How can I dynamically set the base URL of an ACF custom URL field?

I have created a custom ACF field called Slide URL in the admin post editor. Am I able to use a system/global variable in here to resolve the base URL for the environment that wordpress is installed ...
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Can you move a self-hosted WordPress blog into an existing WordPress.com blog?

Is it possible to merge a self-hosted WordPress blog with a WordPress.com blog? I need to move the self-hosted blog into an existing blog on WordPress.com. I am aware of https://wordpress.com/support/...
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Issue migrating galleries has created shortcode with urls rather than IDs - any fix for this?

I've had to rebuild a site from scratch on a new platform, everything has worked fine using a mix of the built in import/export tools and WP All Import/Export. The only issue I'm facing is with the ...
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Replacing embedded post images from another site

I am migrating a site to a new domain which contains post with embedded images. Is there an automated way for me to get the images uploaded to my site and replace the embedded of the old domain with ...
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Troubleshooting "Error establishing a Redis connection" during WordPress migration

I'm facing an issue when migrating a WordPress site from Namecheap hosting to Hostinger using the All in One WP Migration plugin. During the migration process, I encounter the following error message: ...
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What's your process for installing a brand new site when there is already an existing one?

Is it better to wipe out root folder and reinstall Wordpress for a brand new site build for a client? I’ve built a brand new site with a custom theme and it’s currently on a staging site in a ...
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Redirect of specific words in URL ahead of website migration

I'm migrating my website from Squarespace to WordPress and wondering if I can get ahead of the one thousand+ 404s I'll hit by setting up something to redirect specific keywords to remove them. The old ...
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Reverseproxied Wordpress Docker stack keeps redirecting to old domain name

I am running a Docker stack with Wordpress and MariaDB on a Linux machine and routing everything with Nginx-Proxy-Manager. First attempt I tried to migrate a website I have running on a different ...
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wordpress generated inline css missing after migration

migrated working wordpress setup form the local development setup to the production environment changed the siteurl/home in the wp_options database table everything seems ok at first glace Problem: ...
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Images Not Displaying On Page or Media Gallery After Multisite Migration

I recently migrated a WP Multisite (600+ subsites). All of the images are in the correct folders, but just get broken images, file not found, etc. I have tried: Regenerating Thumbnails via plugin ...
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Dev instance replaced my prod instance automatically - what would cause this?

First, I can confirm that no one in my team deployed our dev instance to prod. On the 27th of June some changes were made on the dev homepage, which were specifically not meant to be deployed. A month ...
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White screen on home page after migration; no errors

I’m trying to migrate a site from WP Engine to an Ubuntu 22.04 (jammy) LENP server and I’m getting a white screen at the root (/) and/or at /index.php. I am able to load a screen at /wp-login.php, but ...
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How to change database entries due to theme change

I am not Wordpress developer but I have a problem and I do not how to deal with it. My problem is that I am changing theme due to current theme is outdated.Those themes totally different each other ...
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How to trigger plugin migration code when plugin updates?

I'm looking to run some migration related code when my plugin is updated to the next release. I've researched and yet to find any sort of hook/trigger which will be called when a plugin has ...
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Does WordPress import export tool keeps the file hosted on the old website?

I have an old website with several GBs of media data. i want to export the media files with wordpress export / import tool to my new website. Wordpress gives me a 10mb .xml file out of the several GBs ...
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After migration index page still redirects to old url

Hi, I copied my entire site from myexample.com to myexample.org first by using Duplicator plugin but it didnt go well since it gave me encoding errors so I did it manually but now whenever I try to ...
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After migration works only first page

I migrated from a web hosting to a server in my NAT. I did vhost with apache2 so the http server can be serve both an instance of nextcloud and a wordpress one for my home. I had a Let's encrypt ...
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Pages do not load after migration to new server

I migrated my site to another server with a migration plugin, and everything seems ok. But it is the Hello World sample post which is loading, not my frontpage or any of my other pages, instead the ...
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Wordpress Site transfered to another Server. 404 all pages

I transfered a Wordpress page to new Server, and now all pages are 404. I tried this solution https://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-fix-wordpress-posts-returning-404-error/ but still nothing ...
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How to migrate new web design to an existing website?

Can someone help me, I have duplicator pro but i don't think it's quite what i need to perform the tasks I am looking to do ? I have a live website, fully functioning, however, it was a bit outdated ...
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wp-admin keeps forwarding me to an old url

So here's the general situation: I have been developing an update for an existing website, let's call it domain name "example.com". The url I have been using for development is "...
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Site admin can login but cannot access wp-admin after domain migration?

Moved a site to a new url. The site admin can login but when trying to acess wp-admin gets a perms error. -- Sorry, you are not allowed to access this page. --- This has to do with the ...
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Can`t Access Post Page After Migration

my Issue is, I move my website from local host to server(live) using wp-all in one Migration Plugin, after I successfully imported the site everything works fine, but when I visit the main Post page ...
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Changing a domain for a current WP site without having it go inactive

in doing a project for a client, I was tasked to create a new Shopify store for their current WordPress store (powered by Foxycart). I've completed the Shopify store now, but the thing is, my client ...
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Can I restore restore content from old Worpress site to a new Worpress site from an archive

I managed a now defunct Wordpress site (www.wp_old)several years ago that I still have complete archive of. It was created using Updraft Plus. I recently configured a development server, and have ...
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FTP not working on a specific Wordpress site but working on others (and Filezilla) [closed]

I have FTP (SFTP) working on Filezilla and also on an "old" Wordpress site (I mean I set up the FTP for that site months ago), but it's not working on a new site. I'm trying to duplicate ...
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Is there a way to migrate via wordpress dashboard?

I have a website on aws lightsail that I can no longer ssh into. I can login via wordpress but for some reason ssh is no longer working. Is there a way to export my wordpress instance via the ...
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The requested URL was not found only on localhost

I have moved WordPress files & database from localhost to live server successfully. However, now when I try to move it back to localhost the links doesn't work, although they should. I am using ...
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Migration to WP - Couldn't load image

Situation: I'm trying to migrate static page made with HTML/CSS/JS into Wordpress. The images won't load. They work in HTML, but when I migrate into PHP there are only alt-descriptions visible. Upon ...
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Duplicator Pro plugin with Docker on local?

I have the Duplicator Pro plugin. In the past it was fairly easy to use. I have a wordpress site on a server, I'm trying to bring it down/migrate it down into a local sandbox. I have my local ...
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Is there a way to migrate my wordpress blog to another website that uses a different domain?

I'm currently running a blog page for our company that utilizes Wordpress. The blog was created after we finished working on our official company website, which utilizes a different domain. Here's the ...
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How do you do your big exports / imports?

I have a big client (50k orders, 70k customers), I'm working today on the migration of his site on a new version of WordPress on a new server. I need to export and import the products / customers / ...
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WordPress plugins - "Update" in backend vs replacing all files with never version

TL;DR: Regarding plugins: Are there any noteworthy difference between clicking 'Update' in the WordPress backend, compared to replacing all the files with the files for a newer version? Details I'm ...
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I changed my domain name and REST API stopped working

I am building a word-press website, and I have changed my domain name from websiteold.com to websitenew.com. The domain transfer was done by the web server host. However, I am not able to use the rest ...
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How do I move a Wordpress site on the same server?

I have a test site on mysite.com/test and I want to move it over (and replace the current Wordpress installation) at mysite.com. What would be the most efficient way to do this?
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Change a web programmed in ASP.net to WordPress from scratch in the same Hosting

I have a website developed in ASP.net. I want to change all that website to WordPress, that is, make a website from scratch in the same hosting and then delete the website developed in ASP.net. I need ...
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Import from Windows to Linux

The previous IIS server used to host this WP site. Now I have a Linux environment. The Db import went smoothly. Copying over the site files generates issues however. There are plugins that refuse to ...
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WordPress white screen of death

I recently migrated the site from a subdomain back to the main domain using WP All-in-One Migration Tool. The migration was successful and I can see the wp-admin panel just fine and even view the site ...
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How to transform a custom made static HTML website to a WordPress website [closed]

I have an assignment from a customer to transform a custom made static HTML website to a WordPress website. First I thought "That's easy, just make a theme & import it all there & link it ...
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White screen after migrating site, but wp-admin works fine. Disabling all plugins, applying default theme and enabling debug mode does nothing

I migrated my wordpress site from a very old host with these steps: Downloaded the site to local desktop Downloaded database (php 5.5) Created new database in myphp (php 7.4) and edited exported ...
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Images in the post still pointing to older domain after domain change

I configured a new Domain for WordPress on Google Cloud Platform. It took around 24hrs for DNS propagation. Upon checking posts on the site I found that all the images are still pointing to the older ...
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