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Discussion in 'Web Design' started by jmcs23, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. jmcs23

    jmcs23 Regular Member

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    Hello,

    I have a wordpress site on a domain: www.sitename.com/site1/ and I'm trying to move it over to a new host: www.sitename.com

    I copied all of the files from the original domain and have already uploaded them on the new domain. I also backed up the database and updated the wp-config file with the new database info.

    The theme I'm using has a spinning icon that shows when the site is loading. Well, the problem is that on the new domain, the loading icon just sits there and spins and spins forever. The site never loads.

    Anyone have any idea what's wrong? Did I need to do anything else on the new domain? Does it have something to do with the .htaccess file?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. michaeladewale2010

    michaeladewale2010 Junior Member

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    Did you update the urls on hour database .sql file before transferring? That is did u change all the it is from your old domain to the new one before importing?
     
  3. jmcs23

    jmcs23 Regular Member

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    Once I uploaded the database to the new domain, I edited the SITEURL and HOME in the database to the new domain using MyPHP. Is there somewhere else in the database that the url needs to be changed?

    Thanks!
     
  4. michaeladewale2010

    michaeladewale2010 Junior Member

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    Yes..before uploading the sql file to the new database you should open it on notepad++ and go to edit> replace.... replace 'old url' with 'new url'... save changes and import that file to ur new database.

    Check ur siteurl and home...they should have been updated by this process as well..but if not, go ahead and update them. This should enable ur site to work
     
  5. mizpress

    mizpress Newbie

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    You actually shouldn't worry about anything. You even don't need to change the database. You can use the old database for the new site. What you have to do is:

    1) Copy all the file from OLDURL to NewURL ( as they are in the same domain)
    2) Open the OLDURL site's database using PHPMyAdmin
    3) Find site url and home option. Change them to the NEWURL.
    4) You are done!

    Please note that if your WP version got updated then you might need to update the database otherwise you gonna see a white screen of death.

    To see if you have migrated everything properly in your current setup, just go to YOURDOMAIN/wp-admin
    If it shows something then you have messed up with something else. Hope it will help!
     
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  6. michaeladewale2010

    michaeladewale2010 Junior Member

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    i see. learned something new. thanks for making my life easier. please check my help thread here. wondering if you are able to point to me what the issue is here on this site: http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/video-background-stopped-playing-on-wp-site-need-help-pls.879234/
     
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    mizpress Newbie

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    I am going to check the other thread now.
     
  8. Emma Clark

    Emma Clark Newbie

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    I learned something new, thanks for sharing new infomation!
     
  9. mizpress

    mizpress Newbie

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    Glad it helped. Let me know if you have any query regarding WordPress