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WP Engine Server Migration & Copy Installation Problem

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I originally added some posts to an existing thread I found by doing a search:

 

http://forum.pagelines.com/topic/35578-wpengine-copy-fail-502-bad-gateway-error/

 

It turns out that that was in a PageLines sub-forum, not DMS.

 

Hopefully by posting here, I'll get a response.

 

My original addition to the above-noted thread had to do with an installation copy on WP Engine that did not go well.

 

WP Engine had a senior engineer take look at things and found that the root cause was that the theme (I'm using iBlogPro6) was coded to set options using the absolute server path instead of the relative path.
 
Did a search and replace (of the copy-from and copy-to domain name) with this: https://interconnectit.com/products/search-and-replace-for-wordpress-databases/and everything loaded as it should.
 
That, of course, should not be necessary.
 
Today we did a server migration on WP Engine and I ended up with a blank site, due to the same problem.
 
It would be nice if this could be addressed in an update (to any/all themes "guilty" of this same problem).
 
Please advise.

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Danny

HI,

I have reached out to one of our developers, regarding this.


Please search our forums, before posting!

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dawsonbarber

Thanks, Danny.

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Simon
Yes, DMS does store absolute values in the database, PHP requires absolute paths to include files, no way around that.
 
DMS will clear all those paths and rebuild them whenever anything in this list happens:
  • You activate a plugin
  • You deactivate a plugin
  • You update a plugin
  • You update a theme
  • You publish a page in DMS editor
  • You click save in DMS options in wp-admin
  • You create/update/delete ANY post or page in wordpress.
  • There are programatic ways to do it as described in the post you linked, but doing anything in that list is a lot easier.
I have told the WPE people 2 or 3 times now that any of these actions will rebuild the data.

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dawsonbarber

Hey Simon

 

Thanks for the information. 

 

Just so I'm clear...after doing an installation copy or a migration between servers on WPE and getting a blank site, all I have to do is any one of those things on your list and the "problem" will be solved?

 

Cheers

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dawsonbarber

Can someone please confirm this?

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Simon

Yes, anyone of those actions would clear the internal cache and rebuild the paths.

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dawsonbarber

Thanks Simon.

 

Cheers

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