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  • How to move public content from one site to another

    Posted by Greg PJL on August 11, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    Hello David,

    At the beginning of July, you explain that the LAB becomes the one and only BMA site: no more blog on one side and LAB on the other.

    And for that, you moved the public content from the blog (the old one) to the LAB, including all the blog posts, main pages, etc.

    What tool did you use?… Because I can’t imagine you did it by hand 🙂 The import and export proposed by WordPress?

    Thanks in advance!

    David Risley replied 1 year, 2 months ago 2 Members · 8 Replies
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  • David Risley

    August 12, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Yep, just the built-in export/import tool. I only used it for blog posts, tho. The core pages needed to be re-built because I was no longer using Thrive.

    • Greg PJL

      August 12, 2021 at 9:23 am

      OK ! Thanks 🙂

  • Greg PJL

    August 12, 2021 at 11:07 am

    One more question…

    Once everything was OK on the LAB, i.e. in, how did you switch to

    By doing a global export/import of the wordpress (with a plugin like Duplicator, by hand, … ) ?

    By pointing the DNS of to the directory of the site (with a little search/replace from app to www)?

    Translated with (free version)

    • David Risley

      August 13, 2021 at 10:17 am

      I simply changed the domain on the “app” site to be the main domain. I didn’t move anything around. I changed the primary domain in Cloudways for the site and it was done.

  • Greg PJL

    August 28, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    I am also in the process of combining the public and private sites into one public site. Easier to manage and more efficient for the members.

    I had problems to move the articles. The export / import by the integrated tool of WordPress did not work. Even when doing by month, to lighten the files, some articles were not imported. I don’t know why…

    I tried some plugins. The simplest and most efficient ones I found are Advanced Export and Advanced Import. They are free. You can find them on the WordPress repository. And for comments, I used WordPress Comments Import & Export. Free on the WordPress repository.

    If it can help other people 🙂

    Next big step: changing the domain name…

    • David Risley

      August 30, 2021 at 8:40 am

      Glad you got it worked out. 🙂

  • Greg PJL

    September 16, 2021 at 11:53 am

    A quick message to give some news about my project 🙂

    Job done !

    Everything is merged into a single site. No more public site and member site. Only one site with a private area.

    I had to do a big search and replace in the WordPress database (plugin Better Search Replace) to change the URL. And everything worked fine.

    Next steps: creation of free contents for members and creation of a first product.

    • David Risley

      September 16, 2021 at 4:35 pm

      Nice! Well done on getting the job done. 🙂

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