The ‘All-in-One WP Migration’ plugin is all you need to migrate your WordPress blog

This blog has just been migrated to a newer and (much) faster host node running Proxmox 5 with ZFS.

Therefore, I was looking for the best method to migrate a WordPress blog to another server (and/or database and/or directory and/or URL).

Do you remember the times when migrating a WordPress blog was rather tedious, involving many manual steps, despite (other) handy tools like WP-CLI? Apparently, this is no longer needed, as all you need is the following plugin:

All-in-One WP Migration

This plugin’s export and import functionality takes care of all the required configuration and path adjustments, allowing you to easily migrate a blog with up to 512 MB data. The steps are thus:

  1. Install the All-in-One WP Migration plugin on your current WordPress site
  2. Use the plugin to export all your data, plugins, themes, configuration etc., e.g. as a downloadable file.
    Note: In particularly tricky cases you can also manually replace certain strings in the db or exclude specific data and files.
  3. Setup a new vanilla WordPress installation at another location (server, directory). You’ll need a database and the WP installation files for this.
  4. Install the All-in-One WP Migration plugin on your new WordPress site
  5. Use the plugin on your new site to import the previously exported data from your old site

It’s hard to believe, but that’s really it!

WPtouch: Mobile Plugin + Theme for WordPress

I’ve just installed WPtouch (ZIP) which was released  on Feb 9 and I really like it:

More than just a plugin, WPtouchTM is a mobile theme for your WordPress website. Modelled after Apple’s app store design specs, WPtouch loads lightning fast and shows your content beautifully, without interfering with your regular site theme.

WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress blog into a web-application experience when viewed from an iPhoneTM, iPod touchTM, AndroidTM, or BlackBerry StormTM touch mobile device.

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WordPress 2.8.3: Quick-fix for admin lock-out security problem

Problem description (In WP 2.8.3 and earlier, the admin password can be reset remotely without WordPress generating a new one, locking-out the admin):

[Full-disclosure] WordPress <= 2.8.3 Remote admin reset password

For a quick-fix, see:

i.e., in wp-login.php, replace the line

if ( empty( $key ) )


 if ( empty( $key ) || is_array( $key ) )

If your WordPress installation has been hacked already, here’s an emergency password reset script you can use to reset and regenerate your admin password.

A German explanation of the security bug and how to fix it can be found on heise online:

Lücke in WordPress ermöglicht Aussperren des Admins

[Update 20090812: Now that a security update is available, users are advised to update to WordPress 2.8.4]