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  • So I have a client’s site that was at and is now

    Think of it as he was originally something like then the foundation people told him to remove wordpress part, so he goes to – something like this. except he used a trademarked name.

    I am the sucker that was hired to move all the content to a new domain. This guy has 10 years worth of content. I changed most links, I might of missed a few.

    So, so some links still have when they should be

    With 10 years worth of content, you get A LOT OF PAGES and more.

    Is there anyway I can get an e-mail, everytime there is a 404 error?

    page with bad link, missing page and time/date? – links to other page – missing page

    It would help A LOT.

    I know I am being confusing and difficult. I apologize.

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  • esmi


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    Moderator cubecolour



    Manually seeking out & updating the links is called “doing it wrong” Fixing all the links would probably be not more than a half hour job. All you need to do is

    1 back up the database
    2 create a new database & import the backup into it.
    3 change the wp-config to use the new cloned database – check the site is exactly the same as it was when connected to the original database.
    4 download the interconnect/it serialized search & replace tool from
    5 read the documentation for the tool, upload it to the site and use it to replace every instance of the old domain with the new domain.
    6 delete the search & replace tool from the site – its done it’s job.
    7 check the site is still working and all the links are now correct.
    8 beer!

    if problems are found at step 7 you still have the original database untouched so can put that back in place, work out what went wrong and try again.

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