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Huge mistake migrating one site (5 posts)

  1. nereanieto
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I have installed the plugin All in One WP Migration to migrate the testing of a web (http://tarf.nereanieto.com) to the right path (Http://theautismresearchfoundation.org), so I exported the data on the dashboard of tarf.nereanieto.com and then imported it on the dashboard of the main site. I had tested it on other site to make sure everything was alright, but everything was good, I don't understand what happened, but:
    1) If you go to http://theautismreasearchfoundation.org and you click on anything under the menu, it goes to tarf.nereanieto.com, not http://theautismresearchfoundation.org
    2) The links under http://theautismresearchfoundation.org do work: if you go to http://theautismresearchfoundation.org/about/ for example, it works fine, it is the links under the web which fails.
    3) The previous dashboard of http://theautismresearchfoundation.org doesn't work, you can only login with the new admin and it redirects you to tarf.nereanieto.com dashboard.

    What can I do? I'm desperate, please! ASAP!!! This was a favor I was doing and I am crapping a whole foundation, please! Anyone? Thank you!!!!!

  2. nereanieto
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    anyone?

  3. nereanieto
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Anyone, please?

  4. Christian1012
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Follow the directions atMoving WordPress. Pay close attention to the section entitled

    If you forget to change the locations

    I believe that's your problem.

  5. vtxyzzy
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    When you move a site, you must replace the old URLs and paths with the new ones. Some of these are stored in the database in 'serialized' form where the string length is stored along with the string. You must use special tools to search and replace the old values with the new ones.

    If you replace an old URL with a new one of a different length, it will break the serialization, causing many different problems.

    If the old site is still available, you can use the steps shown in this article to copy the site: http://wordpress.mcdspot.com/2012/08/22/migrating-a-wordpress-site-step-by-step/

    If the old site is not available, and you still have a copy of the database from that site, you should be able to use this tool to make the changes: http://interconnectit.com/products/search-and-replace-for-wordpress-databases/

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