Well, that was not wholly unexpected. I got the brilliant idea to upgrade the hosting for MGL, as one does. So new hosting package, all the go-faster stripes, nicely upgradable, the works. I back up everything, download a copy of the backup, migrate the domain, reinstall WP, and attempt to re-up from the backup. And guess what doesnt work. If you guessed “the whole restore from backup nonsense” then you’d be right! Waste of my damned time and effort. I shelved the project, waited till later, and just manually rebuilt the whole thing using archive.org as a reference photo. So I lost some posts, big deal. I’ll say more shit. I’m sure I can get things back the way I want them, in short order.