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[resolved] Can't import posts (3 posts)

  1. pete_398
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    I have been trying to go from an XOOPS site that had WordPress running in it, as an XOOPS module.

    Did all the backups, wiped the site, installed 3.1.3, and then used the CSV Importer to load the posts. Now, for only 30 posts, there are 154 loaded, and it's a complete mess. Fortunately, I also backed up WP 3.1.3 before the CSV importer.

    I notice the dashboard has a WP importer, read up a bit, then used the 'export' to see what sort of file is produced. It's an XML file, ..so here is the big question ..

    Is there an easy method, or a plugin, to convert the SQL of the posts table to an XML file that I can them use for the WP import function ?

    Pete

  2. hyperdude
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is there any reason why you couldn't export to a regular WordPress XML file?

    If you have the Db SQL file and PHPmyadmin then you can do it manually using that, which I think would be the best option rather than using a plugin such as CSVimporter.

  3. pete_398
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is there any reason why you couldn't export to a regular WordPress XML file?

    The website is all setup with 3.1.3 and a new db. That said, I was thinking of simply over-writing the wp-config.php file with the old db values, as it is still there. Then run the export with 3.1.3. Then replace the config file back with the original and do the import.

    If you have the Db SQL file and PHPmyadmin then you can do it manually using that, which I think would be the best option rather than using a plugin such as CSVimporter.

    I did do a test via phpMyadmin and exported to an XML file, but the format was nothing like an exported WP .XML file. Yes, the plugin wasn't suitable for this situation.

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