Migration from WP.com to WP.org — Images Don't Work
I just got a host and am switching my blog from WP.com to WP.org.
My WP.com site is still live. I exported everything and imported to WP.org. Once my host increased the upload limit, the upload went smoothly. It looks like everything is there, my images are recognized everywhere (in posts and in media manager). But they all show as broken links.
I tried exporting only media from my .com site and importing them, but WP.org says they are all there already.
Any new images I upload work just fine. They also show up in the wp-content/uploads directory. My host says that all my images should be in this directory, but I don’t think that is the case because I moved some there using Filezilla and the links were not fixed on the site.
I can’t provide a URL because I’m currently using the terminal to view my domain on the host servers before changing dns. I don’t want my blog to be down while I’m getting all ‘upgraded’.
I’m newer to this backend-ish web stuff. I need help! I just need my images to show up and I’m on a roll…
I appreciate the help! I look at these forums all the time and they are so helpful.
Old image urls in your post_content need to be changed with a search and replace plugin:
Make a database backup before doing this.
SO I added both of the plug ins…just to be safe. But I have no idea how to use them!
I think I need to search for my old image path, then replace with my new image path. I know the new one, but no clue what the old one is.
Yes search for your old image path in the post_content and replace it with your new image path. If your images are not organized into month- and year-based folders this is not so difficult. But make a backup first because this can very easily go wrong.
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