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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Can't log in: “ERROR: Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser. You must enable cookies to use WordPress.”

After a server move, I'm unable to log in to my site. I get the "ERROR: Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser. You must enable cookies to use WordPress." error when I try submitting the ...
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Site Redirecting to wp-signup.php

I migrated content from our production server to our dev server in an attempt to sync all environments. I used the All-In-One WP Migration plugin. Now, when I access dev.domain.com I am forwarded to ...
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Organizing WP Pages based on old website database

I'm moving existing data involving paintings from an old host that didn't use WordPress to a new host that does. With the old site, data was stored in a database so that each painting had its own ...
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Fastest way (least amount of steps) to locally import a remote database using WP-CLI

I'd like to automate the task of importing a remote database using the WP-CLI. The current process is to ssh to the server, and run an export to file using WP-CLI, copy the file to a local directory ...
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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). However,...
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How to upload local changes to a live server without overriding new posts/pages?

At the moment my current workflow looks like this. I will take the latest copy of WordPress and its database from the live server and develop it using MAMP on my machine. On my local server I will ...
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WordPress Move to SSL How to Update Media Assets to HTTPS?

Migrating a site from HTTP to HTTPS. All images have previously been updated using HTTP so the site is full of mixed content warnings. What is the best way of sorting this? I've not managed to find ...
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URLs to images get messed up after migration

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 ...
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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 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 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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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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Migrate a Non Wordpress database to wordpress [closed]

I have a MySQL database with 71 tables. It houses news, galleries, slideshow data, page content, products, customers, shipping, discount codes, ( basically a full store build on a PHP shop). I want ...
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WP-CLI methods for get_current_blog_id, get_blog_details or $wpdb->prefix

I'm looking for some extra information about an mu site (--url) when attempting to export from a remote server to my local testing environment. One requirement for migration is the existing blog_id ...
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Recover WordPress blog from an inactive domain name

I have a WordPress blog for which the domain name has expired. I can still nearly access the blog via a new domain name at the same host, but it seems like the original domain name is quite solidly ...
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Broken CSS after changing the site URL

I have a self-hosted Wordpress blog on my home server. Previously I accessed it directly via its original IP address taken from DHCP, but now I have configured a static IP address for it. The problem ...
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Is it possible just by using wp-cli to migrate one multisite instance to single site?

It took me great time today to convert one site from https://example.com to https://sub.example2.com from WordPress multiste installation to normal WordPress installation (read: singlesite). Since I ...
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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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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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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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Transfer of wordpress site from one domain and server to another domain and server

I have moved a wordpress site from one domain and server to another domain and server. Everything looks fine except all the links within the site are still pointing to the previous domain. Please let ...
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Move a Wordpress multisite to subfolder (the whole site)?

I'm not talking about subdomain/subfolder. I am talking about moving my whole Wordpress Multisite installation to example.com/ms/. And keeping the root for another non-multisite install of wordpress. ...
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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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500 Internal Server Error after attempting to switch from subdirectory to addon domain

directory site that was hosted at https://example.com/mysubdir Now, I purchased a new domain and added it to my shared hosting account as an add-on domain. To change the domain settings, I did the ...
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Getting “Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser” on login page

I've got a WP installation at server-a.example.com (serverA) and I want to duplicate it on a different server which is server-b.example.com (serverB). My steps are: Copy database Copy files No need ...
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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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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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Migrating WPMS from apache to IIS7 causes Database Error

// Be sure to read the updates at the bottom I have a large multisite installation hosted on XAMPP on an XP 2003 server and am trying to move it from XAMPP/Apache to a new Windows 2008 server with ...
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What's a better workflow for database migration?

When asked to work on an existing WordPress Site, I generally take a copy of the whole site and work on it locally. For quite a few years I have used a script such as the following after importing the ...
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Copy site from one multisite to another

I have a live multisite and a development version of the live multisite. The top level sites are different, but all the other sites are (or more accurately, will be) the same. I need to export one of ...
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Does Wordpress Import/Export tool actually exports media (images) as well?

I need to reinstall WP from scratch due to malware. Can reliably use the built-in Import/Export tool (Tools > Import/Export)? It appears it only gives me an XML file. What can I do to ensure all ...
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WP redirects all pages from new domain to old domain

I've moved my Wordpress installation from my development domain to the live domain, but it keeps redirecting every page back to the old (dev) domain. So far I've: Added define('WP_HOME', 'http://...
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Avada resources still loading from localhost after database migration [closed]

I am using WP Migrate DB to migrate WordPress website built with Avada from local to a VM. I am doing a find and replace with Find: //localhost/website and Replace: //10.60.8.118/website Find: C:\...
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Error establishing a database connection After Copy localhost wordpress site (with site url directly to hosting server's url before copy)

I have a localhost site that I heard I can migrate the site by just copy and paste the whole site from local to host if I changed WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) to my current hosted ...
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After moving my site from a dev subdomain, to root, all my custom meta data is gone

I just movde my site from a dev subdomain, to the root. I have extensive amounts of data saved in custom meta fields which I created with the WpAlchemy class. All of this data is not appearing in ...
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Links after moving my site to another domain

I'm going to move my site from development/staging environment (i.e. dev.example.com) to production environment (example.com). Probably, existing links in my pages and posts will still point to the ...
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Migrating from WordPress.com to self-hosted site and autoforward visitors?

Having moved to my hosting my own WordPress blogsite I now need to ensure that readers find the new site rather than the old WordPress.com site. What is the best mechanism for doing this?
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Moving Wordpress from live to local server

I have a wordpress install that I have been working on and now I want develop the install on my local server. I have downloaded all of the site files and added it to my local server directory. I also ...
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How to change a WordPress network domain

I recently moved my WordPress network to a new domain and thought I had updated every reference to that domin, however I was wrong. I searched high and low for the answey, but alas I could find it no ...
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Migrating my existing WP site to localhost

I already have an existing WP site running, and am currently learning how to work on my site locally. I followed the tutorial at http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-install-wordpress-on-your-...