Steps to follow to get your WP site ready after getting your data

Migrate to WordPress

If you requested the Content Migration Service, you got a .sql file with your new WordPress data ready to be imported. To make sure everything goes smoothly please follow these steps:

1 – [if you are using redirection rules] Install the redirection plug-in. Do not change any configuration option, just install it and activate it. After that, set the permalink variable for the site to /%postname%/ in Settings -> Permalinks.

2 – [if your migration includes a forum] Install the bbPress plug-in. Do not change any configuration option, just install it and activate it.

3 – Import the .sql file in the database that your WordPress site is using (some further info on how to import the .sql file in the database). IMPORTANT: remember that, unless explicitly agreed beforehand, importing the file will wipe out the existing information in your WordPress content-related tables. The rest of the tables will be respected (check with us if you have questions regarding which exact tables will be affected). If you contracted “the user migration feature”, remember that all users, except for the user with id=1 (i.e. the user created when installing wordpress), will be removed (read more about how to avoid errors while importing a WordPress users file). If you are surprised to see all pages appearing as menu items, read How to create your own custom menu. Remember that creating a backup of your database before applying any .sql script on it (ours or any other) is always a good practice.

4 – Copy and paste all image files from the “/sites/default/files” folder (or the folder you are using to store the media files, we can help you to locate the exact folder) in your current site to the wp-content/uploads folder in WordPress. Respect the same subdirectory structure if any, i.e. a Drupal image file in “/sites/default/files/sub/X.png” should be moved to wp-content/uploads/sub/X.png

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