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[resolved] Exporting/importing content from 2.86 (8 posts)

  1. NormanBird
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Just thought I would ask the community to see if anyone has any idea or experience if a site with version 2.86 will export and import into 3.9? Theoretically.

    thanks

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Are you talking about a database import or an import via Tools -> Export/Import?

  3. NormanBird
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    About the Tools->export/Import of the content. The posts and even images if possible etc.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Theoretically, that should work just fine as long as both sites are simultaneously accessible.

  5. NormanBird
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Good point on the simultaneously accessible part. I had not considered that. It will be on the same server. If I just wanted to import the posts without attachments, will the exported xml file work on its own if the original site is down? Do you think?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 months ago #

    It will be on the same server.

    That should be fine as long as the two sites use different urls.

    If I just wanted to import the posts without attachments, will the exported xml file work on its own if the original site is down?

    In theory, yes. The xml file should contain the post content. It's just the images & other attachments that have to be pulled from the old site.

  7. NormanBird
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    ok. this is what Im gonna do. I will export the content, all of it. Install the new WP site on a local development server and set it up. Then I will delete the old site and move the new site from local to production. Viola!.

    Thanks a bunch esmi!!

  8. NormanBird
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Even better. The site does have 2 domain names, a .org and a .com. even better. thanks again esmi.

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