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Move Test Installation to another domain (3 posts)

  1. whizky
    Posted 14 years ago #

    i was testing wp mu on a "non-official" domain. now that everything is configured there and some blogs are prepared to start i want to change the domain name. is that possible without having trouble because e.g. uploaded files are linked to the path of the test-environment?

  2. dgilmour
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Yes, it's possible. I've moved a WPMU install to a new domain this way:
    1. Backup the database as a mysqldump file.
    2. Keep a copy of that as your backup.
    3. In the working copy, search and replace references to old domain name to point to the new one.
    4. Drop database and import your updated file.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted 14 years ago #

    @dgilmour -

    Did your search and replace method also take care of content in posts and pages (such as linked images and PDFS and the like).

    I went through this process, but was too timid to take things that far, and simply changed the image links manually.

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