[resolved] Migrate Existing WordPress Site at Root to Another Existing Site Sub-Directory (3 posts)

  1. jwrightspplus
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have an existing WordPress site setup at the root level of an account:

    I need to migrate this site from that location into a sub-directory of another existing site on another server:

    • I have created the new sub-directory on the existing site.
    • I have copied all the directories/files from the original WordPress site to the new sub-directory
    • I have copied the database from the original WordPress site to a database for the new location.
    • I have updated any references to the old domain name to the new domain name in the .htaccess file at the new sub-directory root
    • I have updated the wp-config.php file with the new database connection information.
    • I have updated the "siteurl" option in the new database to point to the new root URL for the new domain (i.e. http://www.newsite.com )
    • I have pointed the "home" option in the new database to point to the new URL for the sub-directory (i.e. http://www.newsite.com/new-directory)

    When I go to the http://www.newsite.com/wp-admin URL I get nothing but a blank white screen.

    The original site has the following .htaccess file at the root level:

    RewriteEngine on
    # Use PHP5 as default
    AddHandler application/x-httpd-php5 .php
    # Add www to site
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.
    RewriteCond %{HTTPS}s ^on(s)|
    RewriteRule ^ http%1://www.%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

    I would appreciate any help.


  2. kbellagio
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try a few things:

    Remove all plugins
    See if the new URL is actually in the new database

    From my experience it could be one of the two things or both.

  3. jwrightspplus
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the quick reply kbellagio. It worked.

    The URL is in the database but not quite right:

    Orginal settings:

    SELECT * FROM xxxx_options WHERE option_name = 'siteurl' OR option_name = 'home'

    Needed to change the value for siteurl to "http://www.spplus.com/chicago-charter"

    I also removed all the plugins.

    I am now able to see my WP-Admin area and can start to drop the plugins one at a time and see which one kills it all again.

    Thanks for the help!

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