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How do I "find and replace" my database in phpMyAdmin

  • I’m trying to change my multisite’s domain name. And, I’ve read several threads on doing this (clear as mud). From what I’m seeing, a “find and replace” of the old domain name with the new is essential. However, how does one do that in phpMyAdmin? Several (far more proficient) responders have mentioned doing a “database dump.” I don’t know what that is. So, if someone has a step-by-step method for me to achieve this “find and replace” task, I would be very grateful. (There really does need to be a step-by-step procedure/manual to change multisite domains.)

    Thanks in advance!

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  • Read this: http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress#Moving_WordPress_Multisite

    it’s not very easy with Multisite 🙁

    I read that.

    Right. That’s what you do. And if you looked at that and said ‘That’s beyond my current skill set’ you’re going to want to find someone to do it for you :/

    If you read the page for that search/replace script – http://interconnectit.com/124/search-and-replace-for-wordpress-databases/ – They say to install the file, then go to it in your browser and follow the directions. If you don’t want to, or feel you can’t, you have few options.

    I hate saying that, but it’s really easy to mess this up. :/ I’ve done it once, and I was nervous. And I think of myself as a WP master!

    I think it’s time then to create some very detailed instructions for people to use. I’d be willing to write them up for others to reference from — that is, once I learn the process myself.

    Have you installed the file from that script?

    First page: Do you want to pre-populate from wp-config?

    Second Page: Is this info correct?

    Third page: What tables do you want to search?

    Fourth: What do you want to search for, and what do you want to replace it with?

    The reason there’s no ‘detailed’ directions is that it’s really straightforward, and no one can tell you 100% what you want to search for 🙂

    In your case? Search for olddomain.com, replace with newdomain.com 🙂

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