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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How to duplicate a website?

I work for a UK company who are looking to expand to the US market. We need to create a duplicate (US version) of our Wordpress website to redirect US customers to. We are seeking some guidance in how ...
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Files outside of the uploads directory receive 500 error [closed]

So we have recently duplicated a WordPress site originally on WP Engine and moved it to another server. This is a Korean server run by a company called Gabia, I'm sure that makes no difference but ...
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Broken Customizer After Migration To The Skeleton Architecture

I've been trying to migrate an existing website from the standard Wordpress architecture to the Skeleton. The plugin stack includes Woocommerce. The theme is i-Craft. After the installation ...
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How Do I Restore WP site from unzipped files and SQL dump? [closed]

I have a site I am supposed to migrate. The previous developer did not give me access to the Wordpress backend or a Wordpress back up file. I do, however, have access to FTP for the site. I've ...
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local wordpress multisite not working on AWS development server “error establishing database connection”

I have a composer WP starter installation on my local mac using mamp. It works as expected. I'm using phpdotenv to hide my wp-config.php settings and I have the wordpress directory moved into a sub-...
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How do I set another domain for WP automatic redirects that is not the default domain?

I just migrated my blog from subdomain to subfolder. Then, I realized some old permalink changes on my blog posts are not redirecting correctly. The thing is, when in WP admin, my domain looks ...
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Issue with theme mod options during domain migration

I want to migrate my development wordpress site to the production domain. In order to success the migration I found and replace all previous url occurences (http://localhost) to the new (https://...
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WordPress site migration - locked out of admin area

I migrated my WordPress site by uploading the wp-content file from the original site to the new site and dumping the database of the old site onto the new one. However, this has resulted in me being ...
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I used Duplicator to move my WP site to the root of my host, but my Astra pages are missing

The pages aren't showing up in wp admin. Have I made a stupid mistake? Duplicator copies all the files and directories (it made a zip file), so I assumed the pages I made would carry over too. I used ...
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How to move my website to wordpress?

I am in need to move a website from okaycms to wordpress, but I can't seem to find efficient way to do that. Can someone please tell me how to do that. I guess there is always option to rebuild ...
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Migrating WordPress - New domain entry, links broken

I migrated everything using a plugin, but all of the links on the site are broken. The site is just copied over to a dev instance, and the only thing that comes up successfully is the home page and ...
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White screen after moving site to new server

I was trying to move a https site (on an add-on domain) from one server to another server. Both these servers (old and new) are on same host (GoDaddy) Below is the set of steps I did in that order: ...
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What happens if I replace the files of a WordPress site with another WordPress site?

I accidentally copied all the files of a WordPress development site (ver 5.1.1) and overwrote another WordPress development site (ver 5.0.4). I did not copy over the database. Each site shares some ...
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Increase .htaccess file upload without prompting error

I have a Centos Web Panel hosting and a new WordPress file. I wanted to migrate all of my local WordPress files to the live server so I installed All-in-one WP Migration. Unfortunately it can only ...
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How to move 1 WP site from a mult-site environment to a different multi-site area

How to move 1 WP site from a mult-site environment to a different multi-site area? Doing on same server if that assists at all. We know how to move a site from a multi-site area into a single site ...
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Wordpress migration to new domain and environment with only zip file

As my title explains I am trying to migrate a customers Wordpress site to new environment and domain. Why? because Godaddy instance exploded and everything went down. I only have the complete website ...
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Migrations for plugins, page and theme: looking for a good approach

What are good practices / best plugins / your personal approach for Migrations? No matter the plugin, always always when I migrate a Wordpress website something goes wrong. Either links not working, ...
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Data Migration Suggestion

I need to migrate old sites data to the new wordpress site there will be over 100000+ events to insert. Seems default wordpress import function may not work for those large amount of data. What format ...
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Migrate localhost to server

Good day! How do you properly migrate your localhost wordpress file to a live server? What I do is usually copy all my wordpress file then transferred to my website thru FTP and the database is ...
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Images 404 after wp migration to a subdomain

Hello guys I have just cloned a website I am having an issue. In the clone there are just a handful of images that work. All the others appear as broken images in the front-end. When you try to ...
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How to copy data from a custom field to the post_content?

i used ACF to store post data in custom fields. i'd like to copy the data from a wysiwyg field to post_content into wp_posts table. How can i do this? Roughly: data is on wp_postmeta table, where ...
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How do I force password reset even with wrong password entered?

I am currently moving from a custom platform to WordPress. I don't believe there is anyway to migrate passwords from our current site due to encryption. User will be emailed to reset their password ...
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Posts not showing content after migration

I recently transferred a huge custom database of about 100,000 articles to wordpress. Everything seemed to work. But recently while checking the site. I found this issue where the post is displayed ...
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Pagebuilder siteorigin not loading front-flex css

I cloned site from live to localhost and siteorigin pagebuilder is not working correctly. Its not loading front-flex.min.css file. Although it was loading just fine on live site. Pushed changes to ...
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How I shift me website from WordPress managed to linux hosting?

I am now hosting my website on GoDaddy managed hosting (basic plan). Here the hosting provider company did not allow me to install third party plugins like cache plugins, etc. There are other ...
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How do I move my Wordpress domain to another domain?

So what I would like to do is, move the content of example.com/blog to yolo.com/blog. The yolo.com website is already live and has contents in it. So I just want to move my existing blog to a ...
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Theme loosing some images when moving to new server

This is driving me up the wall! I'm using the "Migrate DB" plugin to export the DB for the new server. I have a double change as in we are moving server, and also domain. http://thebodywisegym.co.uk -...
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avoid duplicate content after migration

I've done a full migration of two wordpress site (transferring bunch of blogs). I see that there are few blogs that have been repeated twice. Like, after moving old blogs from old to new sites along ...
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Migration in new Custom-Post-Type-Structure

I have a question I'm not getting anywhere on. Maybe you have an idea how I can solve my problem. Initial situation: We currently have a blog with a lot of posts (150 posts, 7 categories and several ...
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my images are not showing when i upload them, they apear as placeholders

the image has a the correct format. the image url is correct but some how the image is not showing this error happened after website was migrated Please help
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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 ...