Migrate WordPress site in (almost) manual way

One of the issues that generates more frustration around WordPress is the process of migration or transfer of a site from one server to another.

There are some very good plugins that promise to do this process very simple and reduce it to only a few clicks, but, either due to bad configurations or because of limitations in the hostings, it is quite frequent that they fail.

This is why I have personally chosen to carry out this process manually and in each case I have obtained a positive result.

I hope that this simple tutorial has been useful to you and if you have a different method to obtain the same result, share it in the comments 🙂

PS: If it has I liked this tutorial and want to see more of this type, I will be doing 30 of them (one a day) throughout October. More information about the WP1030 project on this link .

Clone WordPress • WordPress Help

It seems that you liked the article that I published about the plugin for backup and cloning of WordPress so I started looking for more options for this great utility, than when your WordPress has a time it is practically indispensable.

And although the list is not endless if there are many options, free and paid, for clone WordPress so let's see some of the most interesting …

And nothing, it's up to you, if you know any more that you've tried, you tell us and that's how we all learn.

2,400 double-sided blu ray to store a year of the WordPress community • WordPress Help

If you wanted to store all the publications created in a single year by the WordPress community you would need 2,375 double-layer blu ray discs, that's nothing.

This is one of the data that have compiled in Broadband Choices and have included in an interesting infographic in which, among others, you can read these interesting data:

WordPress will update in the background, like Chrome

In a interview with Matt Mullenweg in the WordCamp Montreal questions about the future of WordPress, and specifically the plans for the WordPress 3.3 version, Matt said he would like it for the next "older" version WordPress will be updated as the Google Chrome browser, in the background .

In addition, it also pointed out that the file upload system needs improvements (thus making I totally agree) and that work would be done in this sense, but without giving details about it. This, which is a veteran claim, would be very good to see soon, so that it will adapt, for example, to cloud services, something that is increasingly used by users but which no CMS supports natively. [19659002] Nothing to argue about the improvements in the media loader but regarding the updates in the background I have to say that it could be interesting as long as you can define that it will update automatically and not, to avoid losing incompatible customizations or plugins update and things like that.

Dropbox and WordPress • WordPress Help

No one who knows me will be surprised to hear about Dropbox that service that allows to synchronize and share files on the network . Has improved so much lately that every time I find it more difficult to save files locally, justify not to put them directly in my Dropbox.

Well, now two of my loves, DropBox and WordPress join forces through various plugins , let's see them:

Finally, a great idea is to use your Dropbox as a WordPress backup system. For this you can follow this tutorial . Dropbox not only offers you a lot of space to safeguard your WordPress, but its version control system will allow you to store the history of changes in your theme and file system of the WordPress installation.

By the way, if you you are going to register in DropBox it will be the same to do it from this link and so, by the way, they give me a few more megs for my account. Thanks!

Backing up of Twitter in WordPress

Twitter is one of the emerging social media that offers more possibilities every day, the number of users who use it is still limited little by little it is showing its virtues to more and more users.

Now, Twitter has some shortcomings that its users "forgive", perhaps because we are still few who use it (but grows by steps gigantic) or because most of us do not use it for vital matters either. Another case, of course, is that of the marketing agencies that use Twitter as a communication tool and attract traffic and interest in their promotional campaigns, hence the problems of Twitter if they are a major problem.

Twitter has already had several serious security problems despite the youth of the service and the system crashes are almost mockery on the part of users, as if it were another Windows, to which we all consent errors.

On the other hand, if you use it, it can become a great communication tool, where you share your life to some extent. This is reason enough to consider some way of doing backup of Twitter and what better to do with WordPress?

For this I know nothing better than Tweet Archiver , a plugin that, once installed, imports all your tweets (with the Twitter limitation of 3,200) and, from now on, you can program it to continue importing at regular intervals that you define yourself, and that's it there are no limits. Whether you use it in your current blog (something I think would be redundant) or in a new installation of WordPress, dedicated to this function, it's a fantastic way to have all your tweets handy because …

  • offers a simple way, which you already know well, to look in your tweets
  • You do not have the limitation of Twitter of not being able to review beyond 3,200 tweets (it does not save that lack if you already had more before making the first import but not you will lose none more)
  • You can, for greater security, make backup of this installation of WordPress at any time
  • Twitter user names with link
  • Hashtags linked
  • Hashtags as tags

Need more reasons to mount a backup of your Twitter with Tweet Archiver ?, you're already taking. I have already installed it in my backup of Twitter and it is a joy.

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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New attack on shared servers

For the last few days there is news of attacks on sites that are based on PHP as is WordPress, and today I can give some clear directions in this regard, sorry for the delay however.

The first thing to clarify is that is not a massive attack on WordPress but this injection of code affects any web based on PHP and, to this day, the other relevant data is that they also share a server, it is not happening on dedicated servers. In fact, if it were a massive attack on WordPress there would be many more infected sites, given the huge implementation that today (thanks to you) has this CMS.

This makes us think of two possible causes, one sure. The first is that the attacker uses security vulnerabilities of the server on which he is hosted and which he shares with other sites, and the second is that something is allowing the code to be injected into the PHP files of the attacked sites, either a bad plugin designed, a bad security configuration of the CMS used. However I bet on the first option because the Zettapetta has infected static sites where there were a couple of loose PHP files and, as I said, if it were something special for WordPress we would all be infected, or almost, and it is not.

This case is special, because there is even a video in which the supposed cause explains how to inject code into shared servers of Networks Solutions without having to steal usernames and / or passwords!

Fortunately there is a solution. [19659003] The attackers are infecting the webs with a script that tries to inject malicious software into the "client" sites and, in addition, prevents the anti-malware mechanics that modern browsers such as Firefox and Safari can detect.

script affects any shared server and attacks have already been verified in several top-tier hosting providers, such as Mediatemple.

In the atac sites The following javascript was inserted:


And what does the Zettapetta ] this one of the noses is to add a lot of base64 code at the beginning of all the PHP files that will be found on the server, recursively. Come on, if it enters your WordPress it infects all the files 'core', those of the plugins, the themes, everything, up to the wp-config.php and the index.php usually empty.

Once the base64 is decoded, what it contains is this:

The bug has cloth so to clean it has been said …

The first thing is to try the hack they have developed in Securi.net . Download this file to your desktop:
http://sucuri.net/malware/helpers/wordpress-fix_php.txt and rename it to wordpress-fix.php

Once done this you upload it to your site by FTP and execute it from the browser. That is: http://miweb.com/wordpress-fix.php

The script takes a few minutes to complete as it scans your entire site and removes the malware entries, recursively as well.

When finished you can delete the file and then to ensure that you leave everything clean, follow these indications, as always:

  • Export all your content using the WordPress export utility and save the wp-content folder as well as any other that you use so manual. Check your theme, plugins and uploads folders, etc, before giving them for insurance.
  • Check the file wp-config.php to eliminate any possible code injection, change the permissions to 644 or, much better, load a wp -config.php completely clean.
  • Change all passwords: ftp, database. Use strong passwords, using alphanumeric characters and symbols
  • As the problem affects the database, it must be discarded. Delete the current one and create a new one or, failing that, check each one of the tables
  • Delete all the contents of the current WordPress installation (remember that you have done backup before)
  • Install a clean WordPress (latest version) ), using the information from the newly created database
  • Upload your wp-content folder again, once you have verified that everything is clean
  • Import the posts from your site that you exported with the WordPress import utility
  • Set up your WordPress securely by following the instructions in the links provided

Let the backup be with you!

NOTICE : This publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Vaultpress: Guaranteed guaranteed WordPress

Vaultpress is a new service launched by the company Automattic, which offers secure backup of WordPress sites. The system, which has just been announced right now admits requests to participate in the ßeta phase, which server has already done.

There is no information on how they do it, only that – as they know WordPress like nobody else – they will ensure your installation, not only the content, but your configurations and customizations. In the background it is not difficult to guess that they will backup your database, with all its tables, and perhaps the configuration files and even your folder 'wp-content' (this is just my lucubrations) and they will facilitate some system through which, giving your approval, access to your MySQL server, they will backup your database and, in case of disaster, you will be able to recover your complete configuration.

They plan to charge $ 10 per blog and month, but in the same beta-tester request they ask you to suggest a price for the service.

WordPress Backup • WordPress Help

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<p> Well, we already know that you have to backup regularly, do not you? What happens is that sometimes we forget it, but imagine that you are carrying something and you do not have a recent backup What does it hurt? </p>
<p> Mainly, as we have said several times, we must <a href= make backup – preferably – of two things:

  • the database, which is where the configurations and content
  • the folder wp-content where are the plugins, the themes and the files that you have uploaded.

If you have access to phpMyAdmin on your server you can make backups very easily PhpMyAdmin has an Export function that makes a copy of the entire database, a table, whatever you want.

Yes, if your base data is very large then you should use another backup tool, usually available on the server side, if you have access to systems like CPanel or Plesk.

On the other hand, for the more advanced, you can use SSH, which is already I have spoken, and once you control it greatly facilitates backups, and other actions.

To backup with SSH you just have to access with your data (usually FTP data), move in command line to the folder where you want to make backup and, once there, execute this command:

mysqldump -opt -u dbuser -p dbname> dbname.sql

This replaces the dbuser and dbname with yours. Now all that remains is to compress the backup:

gzip -c dbname.sql> dbname.sql.gz

Once this is done, there is less, but you can also do the previous two steps in just one:

mysqldump -opt -u dbuser -p dbname> dbname.sql | gzip> ficheroresultante.sql.gz

Now you have done the backup of the database. If you did the previous steps well you will have it in a zip and in SQL

The next thing is to compress the folder wp-content :

zip -r wp-content-backup-Dec-3.zip wp-content /

This puts everything in wp-content inside a zip. The modifier '- r' is precisely the one we use to "collect" all the subfolders.

Then we can upload the zip to the backup folder, for example:

mv wp-content -backup-Dec-3.zip ../backups

If we do this from time to time, and do not worry about the commands, you can copy them and paste them in the command window, you will have backup of your site safely.

NOTICE : This publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Export by parts • WordPress Help

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<p> One of the questions that brings most WordPress users head to the time of <strong> migrate from server </strong> is the issue of the <strong> export of posts </strong>more specifically the import of the same.This is due to the <strong> limitations of the default servers </strong>including WordPress, when importing files large, that exceed 2 Mb. Not to mention if your WordPress is veteran and you have an exported file of dozens of megabytes. </p>
<p> Throughout several articles we have offered several possible <a href= solutions to this problem nail times modifying the behavior of the server importing the database, making fixes and even cutting the export file into pieces. We even did the WordPress backup guide (now incomplete).

Because export your WordPress is easy you just have to access the " Tools -> Export ", and will generate a file with all your posts, comments, categories, tags. The bad thing is to import, not to mention if we work with a WordPress Mu where both tables and export files can reach a considerable size.

Perhaps the best solution is to forget about this type of files that WordPress generates and use the export-import of the database what happens is that sometimes it is better to use the WordPress file, especially when you want to perform a clean migration ]solving errors in tables in the database. In the end you only lose the information stored by the plugins, and unless you use many surveys or downloads by plugin is usually not something vital.

Well if this is your case there is good news. Write this plugin: Advanced Export for WP & WPMu . This small wonder allows you to create several export files, divided by sections:

  • Range of dates (by beginning and end of month or year)
  • Author – Same as in the WordPress export utility
  • Category – Export a specific category
  • Type of content – And you can choose between posts or pages
  • Post status – You can choose between Draft, Published, Scheduled or Private

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<p> What's the difference? And best of all, you can combine several of the options, with what's even more powerful [19659004] That's right, as long as you do not configure anything, the export system works just like WordPress. To put it to your liking, to export with criteria, you must go then (once the plugin is installed and activated) to "Tools -> Advanced Export" and then define how you want to export </p>
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