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I am migrating my current food site content to a new, dev install on Foodie Pro. I've been trying to import the content, but the images are broken. In fact, the media library is showing hardly any, and all posts have a placeholder where the images should be.
These are the steps I took:
1. Export xml from current live site
2. Open the xml in Notepad ++ and find and replace all instances of old url with new dev server one
3. In dashboard, tools>import xml (edited) - and check box 'include attachment files'.
I don't know if this was correct, but I've got the posts up but without images. Could someone advise how to migrate content? My current site is online so I am trying to test build as a directory of another url.
More a question than an answer, but it doesn't sound like you actually copied the image files over to your development server.
do you have ftp access?
If so, then you should go to your:
directories and look in the various folders (like the 09 folder, the 08 folder, etc.,) and make sure that the image files are actually there on that server.
Because what it looks like is that yes, you have the right locations in the wordpress database, just none of your images have been copied over to the development server.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for this; I just checked and only a mere handful of images got through as in this post:
So clearly, the database is fine. Apparently the WP dashboard Tools>export/import xml function won't take all the site - certainly no images!
My webdev guy on my old site (currently live) is giving me access to his ftp to download the images folder. I am not sure how to go about uploading it with the correct urls to work on my devsite. I'd need to find and replace all those image urls?
Any further advice welcome!
I think this issue of moving image-rich content will be one others opting to migrate their food blogs to Foodie will encounter.
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