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Moving media from Shifter Media CDN to WordPress local storage
Moving media from Shifter Media CDN to WordPress local storage
Tomohyco Tsunoda avatar
Written by Tomohyco Tsunoda
Updated over a week ago

Excerpt of steps

  1. Install a plugin to export media

  2. Disable Shifter Media CDN

  3. Restart WordPress and install some additional plugins to upload files, replace paths and regenerate media's thumbnails.

  4. Generate an artiafct.

All steps

1. Start WordPress and install the Export Media Library plugin to download media

..... and activate it

2. Export media

Click [Media] --> [Export]

3. Download media files

Click the [Download Zip] button and make sure all media is exported.

4. Stop WordPress and disable Media CDN

Back to Shifter Dashboard, stop WordPress, then disable Media CDN

5. Click [Start WordPress] to start WordPress (it will be started without Media CDN)

6. Install and activate the File Manager plugin


7. Upload media to wp-content/uploads/ with the file manager plugin

8. Search and replace media paths manually or work with the plugin

Replace media paths on posts or pages from{site-id}/ to https://{YOUR-DOMAINNAME}/ or simply /

Search and replace plugins:

9. Regenerate thumbnails

Install the thumbnail regenerating plugin and regenerate the media's thumbnail.

Thumbnail regenerator plugin

10. Preview

Preview all media are uploaded and visible.

11. Generate and deploy

Let's generate an artifact.

That's all!

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