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what is the easiest way to move wp multisite from one host to anther? (2 posts)

  1. skybig
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    i may change database, directory to install wp multisite, also i may change to domain

    seems it is painful to move wp multisite:(
    for now i am doing experiment on this...

  2. cinghaman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Dump the SQL
    Go to your sites Tools > export (xml)
    and copy the folders and do the installation on your new host update the sql, and import the xml file
    (While updating sql make sure to properly do find and replace on DB from your old domain name to new ) as wordpress php db uses serialization strings -- in lot of cases the theme tends to loose widgets (specially the text) (http://interconnectit.com/124/search-and-replace-for-wordpress-databases/ )

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress#Moving_WordPress_Multisite

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