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Migrating a WordPress Site From HTTP to HTTPS with WP-CLI

Stanislav KhromovStanislav Khromov

It’s as easy as:

Take a backup

wp db export

Test rewriting from HTTP to HTTPS

wp search-replace 'http://example.com' 'https://example.com' --dry-run

If everything is looking good, it’s time to rewrite:

wp search-replace 'http://example.com' 'https://example.com'

Some tutorials recommend adding the --skip-columns=guid flag. The train of thought is that old posts will be visible to RSS readers as new ones. I don’t think this is a big problem, and it’s much cleaner to not keep non-SSL urls in your database. It can also cause issues if you are using the GUID field to grab image urls/ids from attachments. (It’s a very popular way of mapping a URL to an attachment ID). With that in mind, I find it’s best to omit this flag.

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  • Anh Tran
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    Anh Tran Anh Tran

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    I really love WP-CLI and search-replace is my favorite command!