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Worked Fine For Me (19 posts)

  1. atelierbeads
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Changing a domain name has always been a white-knuckle exercise for me. In fact, I woke up this morning at 4 a.m. worrying about the one facing me today. It's now 6:49, and I'm all done and back up, thanks to this plug-in.

    I used the "belt and suspenders" backup method (did my own manual backups of files and database, then used the plug-in to do the same). The new domain was ready to go, so I just followed the instructions provided with the plug-in for "Change Domain Name" and was done in about ten minutes. I can see this would be valuable for larger-scale migrations.

    Thanks for a great plug-in!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-move/

  2. Mert Yazicioglu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Glad it made your life easier. Thanks for dropping by and sharing your experience :)

  3. bradleysue
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just had to write and tell you how much time this plugin saved me.
    I had two subdomains that I wanted to move each to their own full domain.
    The first one took me longer than it should have...but after I figured out what I was supposed to put in the 'settings' , the second one I seriously was able to do in about 5 minutes.
    Works like a charm.
    Thanks for the great plugin.

  4. Mert Yazicioglu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I will try to make the learning curve a lot less steep in the upcoming releases. The plugin needs to assist the users even more.

    Thanks for your nice words, much appreciated! :)

  5. bradleysue
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If it's helpful for anyone else, here's the notes I made for myself for next time:
    Step 1

    • Install WordPress and WordPress Move plugin at new location
    • Settings/Wordpress Move: for Remote Backup path, specify NEW location eg. /public_html/www.wilybootcamp.com/wp-content/wordpress-move/backup

    Step 2

    • Install WordPress Move plugin
    • Settings/Wordpress Move: use exactly the same settings as above INCLUDING BACKUP PATH
    • Tools/Backup Manager/Create Full Backup
    • Tools/Migration Assistant/Migrate

    Step 3
    Got to new location again.
    Tools/Migration Assistant/Restore [select all the files that were created in Step 2]

    Hope this helps!

  6. bradleysue
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry should have said that Step 2 is at the OLD (existing) location.

  7. conkneisel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    How can I unchange the change in domain name. What files could I access. Currently, I am redirected to the other (unwanted) site and cannot access the old domain name.

    Help!!!

  8. Rene Michaels
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    bradleysue,

    Didn't work for me. I did as you said and can see the files on the new server via FTP in the ***/wp-content/wordpress-move/backup directory so I know everything connected as it should, but nothing converted ...I still see the new WP install.

    Am I missing a step? Is there something else I need to do after I have "Completed Migration" on the new site?

  9. gwnfld
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This plugin is great bradleysue's instructions is the icing on the cake. thanks.

  10. bhpimi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I was so glad to find this thread as the problems are the exact same as I'm experiencing. However, even following the great step by step guide by bradleysue, the new site still says There are no backup files to use to complete the migration. Please start the migration using WordPress Move on the server you want to migrate from.

    I've changed the path on the old site to /preview/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-move/backup/, or /preview/ or /preview/backup but no joy. (Preview is the directory in which the wordpress installation sits)

    I've tried manually uploading the backups into any of those directories, but each time the 'Restore' part of the script on the new server fails as it says it can't find any backups. Is this because it's not in the root of the FTP share? (i.e. in that /preview/ folder?)

    Pulling my hair out here... and there aren't many left. :) Any help would really be appreciated. Cheers!

  11. Katty2009
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    bhpmimi,

    this is the exact same issues I am having. I dont understand why the files are not loading to the correct location. They seam to loading directly into the FTP account but not into the correct directory (the top directory only) - then the restore is not locating any of the backup files.

    Does anyone know why this could be?

    Thanks!

  12. Mert Yazicioglu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    That happens when you are not giving the right Remote Backup Path.

    The path you are giving to should start from the highest directory that your FTP account has access to. The best way to figure it out if you do not know already, is using an FTP client (such as Filezilla), navigating to the /wordpress-move/backup/ directory and copying the full path that your FTP client shows.

  13. gwnfld
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Katty2009

    Make sure you have the complete path "/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-move/backup" of the new location to where the files will me stored that was my issues.

  14. Katty2009
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hmmm I think I am doing it right. I am putting in:

    /public_html/www.intourcorp.com/test/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-move/backup/

    Im not using filezilla but maybe I will try to use that to find out if I am using the wrong details. I'm using Rubber Ducky as my FTP and I don't think it shoes me

  15. Katty2009
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh sorry I meant Cyberduck haha

  16. Katty2009
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    okay just realised I did not need all of the stuff at the beginning. This is what I was meant to put:

    /www/test/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-move/backup

    It seems to be loading the files in the correct folder now. Now just to wait and see if the entire migration works!

    Thanks everyone!

  17. Katty2009
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It didn't work for me during the extract. There was one file it could not extract and quite a bit of my theme was missing (eg no style sheet).

    Question. Should I be copying all my local files to the remote server before doing this process? I thought only WordPress needed to be uploaded and that the backup files should contain everything I needed. But is this wrong?

  18. gwnfld
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've used it a couple of times with Filezilla it's not 100% it does a better than good job. I have to verify every link and find depending on the template used will dictate what it will move and change successfully. Not sure on the moving of files to the remote server would kinda make the plugin unnecessary :-).

  19. grokitas
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Great plugin, but I did find it tricky to get working because it isn't clear what stuff to do on the old install and what stuff is required for the new install.

    Also, I found a problem with uploading images not working after the migration. The "Store uploads in this folder" still reflects the old domain name and path, which probably doesn't exist on the new host.

    If anyone else runs into this, I fixed it by going to Settings/Media/Store uploads in this folder and changed it to "wp/wp-content/uploads"

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