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Transferring WordPress Site: Issues with Core Files (7 posts)

  1. wordpressamateur
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hello,

    I've been struggling for a while now to transfer my WordPress blog from Hostway to GoDaddy. Here is what I've currently done:

    1. Downloaded all core files and database from Hostway
    2. Installed WordPress on GoDaddy, created database
    3. Imported old database to new database, updated wp-config

    I've uploaded the old wp-content file with no problems, and am currently previewing on GoDaddy and seeing my home page, posts, content, etc. exactly as it was before. However, whenever I try to upload the Hostway wp-admin or wp-includes files, I receive this error:

    Warning: require(/home/content/85/11406485/html/wp-includes/revision.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/85/11406485/html/wp-settings.php on line 120
    
    Fatal error: require() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/content/85/11406485/html/wp-includes/revision.php' (include_path='.:/usr/local/php5_3/lib/php') in /home/content/85/11406485/html/wp-settings.php on line 120

    The old site is running WordPress 3.4.1 (because Hostway does not provide automatic WordPress updates) while the new GoDaddy server is running WordPress 3.6. Could this be the source of the problem? How should I go about fixing it without risking breaking the live site? I don't want to change my nameservers until everything is working properly. Please help!

  2. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Please switch to default WP theme, and deactivate all plugins...test site and report back. You can achieve this through your FTP client such as FileZilla (grab your credentials from GD).

    Ask if you need further instructions here.

  3. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    However, whenever I try to upload the Hostway wp-admin or wp-includes files, I receive this error:

    Why do you want to upload the old files (WP 3.4.1) to a working WordPress installation of the latest version?

  4. wordpressamateur
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I want to upload the old files because I want to transfer an entire functioning WordPress blog to a new server and have all of the content still intact, and I have read that in order to do this I need to install WordPress on the new server and then replace all of the core files with the old ones. Is this correct?

  5. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    IMO, it would be better to update your functioning WordPress blog and then move it to a new installation.

  6. wordpressamateur
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Okay, thanks. How should I go about doing that? I haven't manually updated WordPress because I'm worried about breaking the functioning site.

  7. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    You can backup your site first and then update WordPress so that you can restore to what you have now if anything goes wrong.

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