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Can I move comments to a different post? (2 posts)

  1. Anthony Guidetti
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I went from WordPress to Blogger, now back to WordPress. I never backed up a file for my original install of WordPress, but I was able to recover all of my posts. For commenting I use Disqus, which remembered all of the comments from the original WordPress. When I installed this new WordPress, it kept all of my comments, but they don't go to where they are supposed to go. One will go to an image and the other will go to a non-existent file. Is there any way I can move these comments to where they are supposed to go or download a plugin for this?

  2. s_ha_dum
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sounds like the problem is that your post IDs have changed. When you create a post, it gets an ID number in the database. Comments get tied to that ID number. In the shifting around you've done I'd guess that the post IDs have gotten changed meaning that all the comments are linked to the wrong post or to no post. You can change the post ID in the database, if you knew what the current correct ID is. I don't think that any plugin is going to be able to do that for you. The information is gone. You will have to try to deduce which comment belongs to which post.

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