Through the clone function in Softaculous, I cloned a WP installation to a brand new domain. First thing, I deleted all posts, pages, media, etc. then I created a few new pages, generated a sitemap with All in One SEO, checked it, and submitted it to Google Webmaster Tools. To my surprise, there are 3 crawl errors, pointing to pages of the old site.

I looked everywhere but I can't understand where Google got those links! Where can they hide?

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    You need to check Webmaster Tools and click 'LINKED FROM' then delete those references. Mar 28, 2014 at 11:12

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There might be better ways to do this but when stuck, my default tool is Sublime Text.

Download all site files, download the database, then use ST to do a find (or find and replace) for the old domain (and/or IP address). Be careful though, WordPress uses serialized strings.

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