The migrate_legacy_wordpress_to_modern_wordpress Script


Overview

The /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/migrate_legacy_wordpress_to_modern_wordpress script converts legacy cPAddon WordPress® installations to use the RPM-based WordPress cPAddon.

Script functions

The /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/migrate_legacy_wordpress_to_modern_wordpress script performs the following actions for each specified WordPress installation:

  1. Scans the cPanel account’s home directory for the cPanel::Blogs::WordPress.yaml file.
  2. Verifies that the WordPress version is greater than 3.7.
  3. Removes the cpaddons-site-software WordPress plugin.
  4. Updates the WordPress installation to use the RPM-based WordPress cPAddon.

Run the script

To use this script, run the following command as the root user:

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/migrate_legacy_wordpress_to_modern_wordpress [arguments] user instance

User and installation selection

Use the following arguments to target the installations to convert:

Argument Description
--all Converts all legacy cPAddon WordPress installations to the RPM-based WordPress cPAddon.
--user Converts all legacy cPAddon WordPress installations for the specified cPanel accounts to the RPM-based WordPress cPAddon.
--instance Converts a single legacy cPAddon WordPress installations for the specified cPanel account and instance to the RPM-based WordPress cPAddon.

Other arguments

You can use the following additional arguments with the /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/migrate_legacy_wordpress_to_modern_wordpress script:

Argument Description
--no-color Removes the colorized output that the script provides.
--dryrun Only reports information about the currently installed legacy WordPress installations.
--help Returns the script help documentation.
--verbose Returns additional information in the script’s output.

Script examples

To convert all legacy WordPress sites on the server, run the following command:

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/migrate_legacy_wordpress_to_modern_wordpress –all

To convert all the legacy WordPress sites for the frank cPanel account, run the following command:

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/migrate_legacy_wordpress_to_modern_wordpress –user frank

To convert all the legacy WordPress sites for the frank, tommy, and jenny cPanel accounts, run the following command:

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/migrate_legacy_wordpress_to_modern_wordpress –user frank –user tommy –user jenny

To convert a specific legacy WordPress site for the frank cPanel account, run the following command:

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/migrate_legacy_wordpress_to_modern_wordpress –user frank –instance /home/frank/.cpaddons/cPanel::WordPress.1.yaml

Additional Documentation