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Transferring a website to a new database and web domain

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robhartley101

Hi

 

I have been working on a new design for our website. I designed it on a new database on 1&1 and on a spare domain name http://www.robotic-surgery-ent.com 

 

i have tested the transfer process on another free domain we own at www.sphinxjr.com

 

i have included before and after shots of the same page before and after the transfer. i can't think what i am doing wrong. i download the database from 1&1, change the web address lines from the robotic-surgery-ent to sphinxjr. i then upload it to the new database. i then download all the files from the design domain using ftp. i then copy the entire files over to the new domain (changing the config file over to reflect the new database name, password, web address  etc etc)

 

as i see it, i have made a mirror copy with the only changes being the database name and log in details. what am i getting wrong? the pages text and images are all correct but the DMS style i designs (i.e. layout, menus etc) are all missing. 

i searched for help on transfering a website but couldn't find anything on your site, so looking for  help here. 

 

Cheers

 

Rob

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robhartley101

I just figured out my own problem. i needed to read the new wordpress instructions

 

they no longer recommend using search and replace to change the web addresses in a text editor or the like. instead, they recommend using 'better search and replace' plugin, before or after the transfer of the site. i used the plug in after the transfer and it worked great. the old way of search and replace breaks some of the new coding.

 

Cheers

 

Rob

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batman

Hi robhartley101

Please, you can take a look to this

http://www.pagelines.com/docs/dms/

Go to "Upgrading and Migration" too

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