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[resolved] Migrate 2 Year Old WordPress Instal (11 posts)

  1. Midlifecyclist
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have a two year old WordPress instal that needs moving from a root to a sub domain, or maybe a sub folder!

    I can't update the site as it is running a lot of old unsupported plug ins so I plan to create a fresh new site in the root and move this site elsewhere and slowly move functionality across to the new site as time allows.

    If I can find a 2 year old version of WP and instal it, will this plug in still work?

    Many thanks.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-clone-by-wp-academy/

  2. protheory
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It should do yes, I just used it to pull down my old site that was about 2/3 years old out of date and I'd not updated it for fear of breaking it. Admittedly, I only pulled it down one way I didn't restore to an old WP version but it should still work. It cloned my site perfectly (100%) but I transferred it to a brand new install of 3.5 so I can't say for sure if it'll work.

    It gave me no hint of any error at any time on my old 3.2 I think it was I'm not sure as I've moved it all over to the new one now. Seems very stable to me considering I tried almost every single other free plugin and they all failed, every single one but WP Clone.

    The only error I found in any way was for an unknown reason. This plugin uses a server to server transfer process which failed after succeeding the first time. It worked to clone the old site but wouldn't reinstall on the new one with the transfer. I just uploaded the .zip file instead which works :)

  3. Midlifecyclist
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Useful info, thanks @protheory.

  4. protheory
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Glad it might help, for what it's worth it also installed fine on my old site, I literally only downloaded and used it all yesterday and the plugin seemed to install and work fine. It wasn't installed on my old site at all until yesterday, when I installed the newest version. As always make sure you back everything up first just in case which you no doubt know already but it bears repeating.

  5. WP Academy
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I guess this one is already solved.. you can find older WP versions here.
    @protheory thanks a bunch :)

  6. Midlifecyclist
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks to both of you, maybe this site transfer will be easier than I thought!

  7. Midlifecyclist
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks to both of you, maybe this site transfer will be easier than I thought!

  8. Midlifecyclist
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Actually maybe I need to clarify something else!

    Can I have the latest version of WP running in the root directory and an old version running underneath it in a subfolder?

    Thanks again

  9. Midlifecyclist
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Think I've just answered the last question.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_Multiple_Blogs

  10. protheory
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @WP Academy You're welcome, thanks for coding such a good plugin :)

  11. WP Academy
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    thank you for being a great user :)

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