Support » Fixing WordPress » Images won't show up in thumbs / front page after switching host

  • Hey All,

    Super frustrated. I’ve tried everything I and I’m stuck.
    *my website was hosted by tumblr
    *moved it over to 000Webhost
    *did the install properly
    *configured properly
    *tried to upload images that would pull from post and go straight to the slider on the mizmore theme
    *did not work
    *tried another theme
    *did not work
    *uninstalled / re configured / reinstalled wordpress
    *did not work
    *my links are correct
    *my uploads are correct

    and still nothing.
    Is there something I’m doing wrong?
    my website is
    The image is in the post when you click it, but it won’t show up to any slider or thumb nail. Please help me. I’m so frustrated.

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  • Hi Monica,

    Looking at it ‘from a distance’ it seems your new WP ‘cannot find’ the pictures.

    A. Create a back-up of the old website

    1. using FTP make a back-up files of of the old website on your PC
    2. make a back-up of the old database!!! Dashboard > Tools > Export
    3. Choose ‘all content’ and click ‘download exportfile’

    An exportfile will be saved onto your PC.

    B. Filling the newdomain database with the data from the exportfile.

    1. open
    2. dashboard > import > wordpress
    3. [if required] Install NOW to install the import-utilty
    4. click ‘activate the plugin and run importer’
    5. choose the exportfile and run the import
    6. You should now have the original CONTENT, not the looks.

      C. So a few questions / checks to identify the possible causes / solutions.

      • is the new theme identical to the old one?
      • are / should all other plug-ins etc. identical?
      • ONLY If the answer to both is YES:

        1. == == == very important == == ==
          Use FTP to BACK-UP the file wp-config.php of the NEW site to your PC == == ==
        2. Careful now! Proceed only after completing previous step succesfully!

        3. Using FTP: Copy the entire OLD site to the NEW destination. Overwrite all files. DO NOT open yet…!
        4. copy the back-up of the wp-config.php of the NEW site, overwriting the old file.
        5. Unless I have forgotten something in this list… You should have a complete transfer…

          Your site is now ready to be used and tweaked further.
          Make sure you make back-ups.
          Don’t make any changes to a theme itself. Instead make the changes to a childtheme. Should the author of your original theme update the theme, your changes will not be overwritten. Your site with your adaptations will remain intact.
          (see: )
          Suggestion: use the ‘one click childtheme plugin’.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    That’s a lot to do but more abstractly: something is really messing with your image URLs.

    This should be loaded.

    But it’s getting redirected to your WordPress URL instead.

    Does 000Webhost have some sort of hotlink protection that’s messing with your site? I can load the image URLs directly but when the images are loaded via your site the redirection happens.

    Try deactivating all of your plugins and renaming your .htaccess file to .htaccess-old.

    Thank you everyone.
    I tried to see if it would work with an outside url in the picture, it won’t even work with that. I don’t understand. I’ve used 000webhost before but this has never happened.

    I’ve tried everything, and still nothing.

    I accidentally deleted my .htcaccess file and default.php file. Could this be the issue? How can I get these files back?

    Okay, all of the images on my front page are grabbing this code instead of the proper / existing image URLS

    <img src=”” class=”index-wideimg scale-with-grid”> … any idea how to fix that?

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