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[resolved] Moving site + Theme to new hosting (14 posts)

  1. danwakeweb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I have had to move my site to a new host, I have read all the tutorials and guides.
    After installing 3.3.2 (to work with all of my plugins) is there a plug-in or a way to import the whole site as in theme and all the content?
    I am also changing the URL.

    Thanks

  2. danwakeweb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Using the importer I get error

    Unable to create directory /hsphere/local/home/vitzdrks/vithit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

    There is no "wp-content/uploads/2012/09" folder should I create one?

    Thanks

  3. drjosh07
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same problem. Trying these one by one fixed it for me. Found this from another user so beyond this idea I will be of no help to you. Hope this works!

    Try changing the permissions on the wp-content directory to 766. If you still have problems, try 767, 775 or 777.

  4. Santosh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have done this for my websites last month I have written one blog post for the same read it will help you in migrating your websites.
    here is the link How to transfer wordpress website to new host/

  5. drjosh07
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Also, make sure you recurse permissions into all sub-directories.

  6. danwakeweb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you very much for your tutorial!

    I am wondering though does wordpress need to be installed on the new host first or will the zip file install it?

    Thank you!

  7. danwakeweb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Also will this change the URL to the new one?

    Thanks!

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  9. danwakeweb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ive read through that, there are so many options and Im not sure which ones to follow.

    When I follow a set of instructions it starts saying "if" and that confuses me so much I cant figure it out.

    Thanks

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Which "if" is the problem?

  11. danwakeweb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you do a search and replace on your entire database to change the URLs, you can cause issues with data serialization, due to the fact that some themes and widgets store values with the length of your URL marked. When this changes, things break. To avoid that serialization issue, you have two options:

    So Im not to change the URL's?

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You need a special search & replace plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/safe-search-replace/

    I also strongly recommend that you work on a copy of the .sql file rather than the original... just in case.

  13. danwakeweb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for all your help,

    I have successfully and very simply moved and changed domains using
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-move/

    Problem solved!

    Thanks!

  14. Santosh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    that is great news. you can share details with others for the future.

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