If you get error 404 with your permalinks and RSS feed after an upgrade of your WordPress installation to version 2.8.3, it’s worth to check the “Permalinks” section (under the “Settings” tab in the admin panel). Try set it up to “Common”, save changes and then put it back to your previous structure (“Month and name” in my case). This should solve most of current 404 errors after upgrade. If not, check the WordPress support forum.
Hi, and welcome back on my blog.
The migration process was easy, thanks to the WordPress eXtended RSS that contains posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, and tags. But there are two things left I wanted to keep: existing users and images which links are hard-coded in various posts.
For the links to images, I just replaced the old URL by the new one in VIM:
:%s/old_path/new_path/g and voilà!
For the existing users, I just exported data from tables
wp_usermeta. So if you had an account on my previous blog (mandatory to post comments), you can use the same login and password! 🙂
Building on the move, I also changed links to more “sexy” permalink and allowed Gravatar for all comments (if you don’t have a gravatar, an identicon will be automatically generated for you).
One more thing to do: an automated redirection from the old pages/RSS to this one. I guess it would take the form of a HTTP 301 Redirection but I have still to automate the transformation of the 272 URLs …
See you here for the next post!