[wp-hackers] [GSoC 2011] Moving Wordpress

Piyush Mishra me at piyushmishra.com
Mon Mar 21 13:19:08 UTC 2011

Check the plugin by Azizur
https://github.com/azizur/wordpress-oneclick-migration and also

On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 6:47 PM, Ken Newquist <newquisk at lafayette.edu>wrote:

> On Sun, 20 Mar 2011 20:50:42 +0530 Piyush Mishra <me at piyushmishra.com>
> wrote:
> > Moving a WP from one install to another server for a new domain means
> > changing the guid in [wp_]posts, updating site_url n home.
> > Taking mysql dump, zipping wp-contents and importing all of that on the
> new
> > server right?
> The problem I've had with moving a site from development to production (and
> back again) has always been with the serialized data for plugins and
> widgets. When the data's serialized, it includes a string count. This isn't
> a problem if the domain name is going to stay the same, but if the number of
> characters in the name does change (e.g. foo-dev.bar.com to foo.bar.com)
> then the serialized data counts are off. That causes PHP errors when it
> tries to unserialize the data; that in turn can cause plugins to load
> without any of their setting information.
> This can be a big headache when moving large sites through the
> dev/stage/prod migration path. I've handled it in the past with a script
> that loads the serialized data from a test database, then re-serializes it
> with the new URL.
> Ken
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