Support » Plugin: All-in-One WP Migration » Migration from Web Host to LocalHost Not Working

  • Resolved kikiwongo


    Currently, I am trying to migrate my site from the live hosted site wp.storynsound.coom to a localhost so I can customize the theme.
    1. I have exported the hosted site content with All-In-One Migration and saved the file on my computer.
    2. I downloaded All-In-One migration on my empty localhost site
    3. I then uploaded the file onto the localhost empty WordPress installed site using All-In-One migration
    4. It says everything has worked and sends me to edit permalinks. However, only some of my content is there.

    1. Some pages
    2. All media files
    3. Some Plug-Ins
    4. Entire site customization

    Initially, I set up the entire site on a separate localhost file but wanted to upload the current edits onto a new file so I have several backups.

    Is there a crucial security step I am missing that is preventing my site from showing up on the new localhost site?

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  • Plugin Author Pim J. Iliev


    Hi kikiwongo,

    I am sorry for the inconvenience.
    Could you reply to our support ticket?

    Not sure if adding to this “resolved” thread is the right thing. However, my problem is nearly exactly as stated by the OP. My steps:

    Set up a new WP within a localhost folder (XAMPP)
    Which included establishing a dummy DB
    Complete installation of WP // Then install your migration tool // No other changes
    Export installation (OceanWP theme) from live site. No deslections (i.e. include DB)
    Import to localhost // Check permalinks (point to localhost correctly), Click twice

    Result = No media files, but theme (and child which is active), plugins, and most text imported. Not all formatting working.

    I checked the wp-config file on my localhost and it still points to my dummy DB. Is this not normally overwritten? I don’t find evidence of the live site DB installed anywhere within my Xampp folders either.

    Am I also missing a step?

    An update to my earlier post:

    I noticed the media library was not empty, but each file was broken (symbol). Checking further I see the path/URL for the images is bad.

    It reads: “http://localhost/

    The path to the example image (on my machine) is: “C://xampp/htdocs/

    I don’t see any way I can change a setting to impact the way the media URL is built. And I don’t understand the path including the “C:” and excluding the appropriate separators (“/”) in the building of the URL. Is it an Xampp artifact or setting?

    Bottom line, the contents are moved. Just not accessible.

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