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WordPress Site Transfer Between Servers

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    I had two sites that were on a server, I needed to transfer them to another server due to the fact that I was closing my account with this particular host.

    I set up a new database on my existing servers, made an FTP transfer of the site files, imported the back-up database to the new database.

    One site is unable to make a connection with the database, the other is showing my theme with my background images, the the rest of the site is blank with respect to the links, images, content.

    How should this have been done [transferred], and any ideas how I may get my sites back into working order? I’ve been back and forth with my host, however they are not offering much in the way of a solution. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,


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  • You have to:

    1. Edit wp-config.php file, to update your new connection info for

    host: usually it’s “localhost”
    db: your new db name
    user: db username
    pass: db password

    2. If you domain have changed, then you have to use a find and replace tool like

    Database Search and Replace Script in PHP

    change the URL.

    Thanks for the reply, I made those adjustment way in advance. I’ll look at the link you’ve sent…

    The search replace file did work on one of my blogs, thank you. However the other one remains unchanged, I’m going to replace the wp-content folder on the remote server, I’ve replace the others.

    I see. Good luck!

    I just transfered my domain from brainhost to webhostingpad and now I can’t find the content of my website. Nobody told me I was going to loose my content when I transfer. How do I retrieve my website content?



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