Migrate WordPress Database localhost to live (vice versa)

Use this SQL script when changing domains on a WordPress site. Whether you’re moving from an old domain to a new domain or you’re changing from a development domain to a production domain this will work.

__STEP1: always backup your database.

__STEP2: change the ‘oldsite.com’ and ‘newsite.com’ variables to your own.

__STEP3: Login to your phpmyadmin and run this script:


SET @oldsite='http://oldsite.com'; 
SET @newsite='http://newsite.com';
UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = replace(option_value, @oldsite, @newsite) WHERE option_name = 'home' OR option_name = 'siteurl';
UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = replace(post_content, @oldsite, @newsite);
UPDATE wp_links SET link_url = replace(link_url, @oldsite, @newsite);
UPDATE wp_postmeta SET meta_value = replace(meta_value, @oldsite, @newsite);

/* only uncomment next line if you want all your current posts to post to RSS again as new */ #UPDATE wp_posts SET guid = replace(guid, @oldsite, @newsite);