I had a site at http://www.messersmith.name/wordpress
I now have a site at mymadang.wordpress.com
I exported the original site to XML and imported it to the new site.
That worked mostly fine EXCEPT that all the links for images in the /contnets folder still point to the old site, so if I kill the site, I break all the links.
Also all of the links to other posts in the new site also point to the old site. Those also need to be fixed.
I’ve poked around to see if I can find a quick way to fix this, but I’m not bright enough to know what I’m looking for. I have about 1600 images whose links are wrong and I don’t know how many internal links.
I THOUGHT about deleting from the new site all of the posts that I imported, exporting them from the old site to XML and then doing a search and replace on the file to change the URLs and then importing it again into the new site.
Would that work?
Is there an easier way?
I’m also posting a question about a related issue HOW DO I IMPORT A LOT OF IMAGES FROM ONE SITE INTO ANOTHER? There seems to be no way to do it with FTP.