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Can I move all my posts to a newWP install? (6 posts)

  1. HeidiD
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have WP installed and have been using it but it has become more of a personal journal that I don't really want open to everyone. I was wondering if I install another WP, can I just move all the posts to the new one?

  2. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Heidi,
    You can install another WP and point it to the exact same database if you like! Or, if you want, you can create a fresh database with a new name and user, etc. and then just copy your existing tables over into the new database and you're good to go!
    I'm not strong on the MySQL stuff, but there are lots of folks here who can get you on the right track, if you need it!

  3. HeidiD
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    LOL Well, I guess I should have included that I am a total newbie to php, mySQL and all of that. This was a Fantactico Install. LOL I have had to go in and fix the log in loop, and I have figured out how to add things to the index.php, but so far that is about it. :)

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Create your new wp install.
    Using phpmyadmin, export your data, then using phpmyadmin, import it to your new blog.
    Then you could either go back to the first blog and erase just those posts you want to keep private / between friends and keep it as a more 'open' blog, or just delete the whole thing.
    And how to export / import ?
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/backup/

  5. dss
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    a great tool for backing up, and copying database files is phpmyadmin
    once you understand the software, it makes moving, editing, repairing and backing up mysql data base operations a whole nother thing. very quick, and easy.
    the documentation is a little cryptic, as is true with most mysql and php docs when you are a bright green newbie. but once you gather the concepts, you can really use the software, and it will only help you understand and learn even more (imho-depends on how you learn best i guess.)
    another way to go (the backwater method) is to actually go into each post you wanna restore, enter the edit screen, copy and paste the title & contents and then paste them into a text doc. remove the offending WP install, and re install where you want it, and then copy & paste the posts back into place. not a stylish approach, but if you need to do it now, and don't have time to read up and learn, it will get the job done.
    showing the water marks on my dungarees.

  6. HeidiD
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks SO MUCH guys. LOL

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