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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After server migration only the homepage works

I have recently changed hosting of my WordPress site to VPS.net. I have moved all of my files and imported the database. Everything appeared to be fine until I clicked a link and noticed that all of ...
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Multiple developers / editors working on a site in progress

Background I'm nearing the final stages of constructing my first fairly large WordPress site, and I'm now encountering some friction. For the most part, the site was developed on my local machine and ...
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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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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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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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Programmatically get images by URL and save in uploads folder

I am involved in a large migration from another CMS to WordPress. We have a copy of the database and have worked out how to extract the content and programmatically create WordPress posts from it ...
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Moved WordPress to New Server, Now Tries to Download a File

Let me start by saying that I have moved dozens of websites from one server to another, without issue. I recently moved a website and when the URL is visited, a file named "download" with no ...
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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 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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How to migrate subsite from dev multisite to production multisite

I'm looking for the best and most secure way to develop locally a numbers of subsite using multisite and moving them to the production environment when they are ready. I've already migrated the full ...
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WordPress Migration: Getting 404 Errors: Only Home Page works

I just migrated my ecommerce website (www.getfitkart.com) from shared hosting to Linode. Now only the home page is working but the other pages are not getting served. I am getting the following error ...
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Do you have any effective strategies for launching a v2 of a WP site?

My team and I are working with a client who has an existing WordPress site with a fair bit of content and a custom theme they built. It is a group blog, meaning it has several bloggers all around the ...
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Solution for database version control and deployment?

Currently i use a dump script and commit the database to the git repo. --skip-extended-insert --skip-comments --skip-dump-date means that a diff can give me a fair idea of what has changed, but it ...
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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 2 blogs share the same users

I have a running normal WP blog (blog 1). I want to create a Q&A section for my users, so I setup another blog with WP-Answer theme (blog 2). The problem is I don't want my users at blog 1 have ...
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After Moving a Site to Another Domain, All Images Are Lost

I moved from www.domain1.com to www.domain2.com However, the image paths are still pointing at www.domain1.com/wp-content/uploads.... So when www.domain1.com went down, all my images are not showing ...
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How do you seamlessly switch hosting?

I recently switched a WP site from shared hosting to a VPS and would like to document the process here.
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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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Why does WordPress use serialize rather than json_encode for the options table?

I have a basic understanding of serialize (I come across it often when I'm migrating WordPress installs) and I just discovered json_encode. Given that serialize causes so much trouble with replacing ...
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Change site url when moving site to another url?

Is it really neccessary to put WP_HOME, WP_SITEURL in wp-config.php or set these settings via admin panel every time when moving a WordPress instance to another url (for example: moving from dev ...
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How can I migrate from another platform to WordPress (using the same domain) and launch when ready?

Currently, I have a blog that runs atop Tumblr, which is relatively young (3 months old or so, maybe 25 posts altogehter) that I want to migrate to a self-hosted Wordpress installation. I've installed ...
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How to migrate a HTTPS WordPress installation to localhost?

I've migrated a site from a live server to a localhost using the WP Migrate DB plugin. I've done this process a couple of times before and it's all been fine. This time however I've migrated a site ...
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How to transfer a WordPress blog to a different domain?

Let's say we are currently hosting our WordPress blog on certain domain and would like to move it to a new domain. How to do this with the least hassle and SEO hit? Are there any plugins that could ...
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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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URL rewrite based on a custom field value

I'm working on a migration from another CMS to WordPress. The old site had terrible SEO-unfriendly URLs in the format http://example.com?lid=1234. We have imported all the posts from the old site ...
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Migration issue - blog home page is blank

I want to move my Wordpress blog to a different server. I dumped the database from the old server and imported it to the new server, and set up the new database details in wp-config.php. I can log in ...
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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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Migrating Markdown (from Drupal)

I'm in the process of migrating my blog from Drupal to Wordpress. I have made liberal use of Markdown in the original posts (and Geshi syntax highlighting). In see that the WP-Markdown plugin ...
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Best way to import users, post and categories from an external database

I need to migrate an existing website to WordPress. This website already has a basic database containing users and posts (with a category), but it also has a high number of records so it's not ...
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Moving WordPress.com theme and widget settings to self-hosted site?

Possible Duplicate: Migrating from WordPress.com to self-hosted site and autoforward visitors? How can I move theme and plugin (widget) settings from a WordPress.com site to a self-hosted ...
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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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Most Flawless Way To Transfer from Dev to Prod [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Easily Move a WordPress Install from Development to Production? So I've been working with WordPress for a while now and I usually develop locally and then upload everything to ...
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Custom settings disappear during database migration?

I've noticed a problem that pops up occasionally when moving a WP install from one place to another (usually the same server.) I copy all the files to their new location, get a mysql dump, update all ...
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Presentation vs Content in WP DB-Tables

Presentation vs Content in WP DB-Tables Is there a clean separation between the WP tables involved with presentation vs content? I would like to take my time working up presentation changes, such ...
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Is there an easy way to migrate a site from SiteFinity to WordPress?

Has anyone ever migrated a site from SiteFinity to WordPress? I've got a large (1,200+ page) site that I'm transitioning over to WordPress and I'm not looking forward to the content migration. ...
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Moving Wordpress to new server: no posts found

I have a weird problem with moving a Wordpress installation to a new server (just the server changes, domain remains the same, I'm currently accessing the site on the new server via the same domain ...
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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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References to other site everywhere in Wordpress site

I am relatively new to Wordpress, have been handed a site developed by someone else on one server, and have to deploy it to another. This site has bbpress installed, plus a load of other stuff. ...
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Redirecting traffic from old “.WordPress.com” blog to privately hosted WordPress blog?

I've got a blog hosted on .wordpress.com, ie the free version. I'm thinking of re-activating my hosting package so I can have my own WP installation, and therefore have more customisation options ...
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Moving a PHP web-app to Wordpress

I've been running a niche job-search web-site for the past several years. I wrote it from scratch in PHP. Essentially it allows members to search for or post job ads. As you can imagine it has ...
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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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Using chunk theme from wordpress.com on my own host

I am new to wordpress so please excuse this question if it is obvious, but I was not able to find a good answer here or via the more general internet. I want to use the Chunk theme from wordpress.com ...
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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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Transfer Subdomain site to Multisite setup

I have two live subdomains on a URL, let's call them sd1.mysite.com and sd2.mysite.com. I am looking to turn mysite.com into a Multisite environment, with both those subdomains being apart of it. My ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I move/redirect single blog posts from one blog to another?

I see lots of answers about moving entire blogs, but here's my scenario: I have a few blogs with a lot of content. I'm no longer publishing new content on these sites. I'm now publishing on another ...

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