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Fresh install? Keeping posts? (8 posts)

  1. treelovinhippie
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    hi

    I haven't updated my blog for a while, and over the years I've done quite a lot of manual tweaks which I don't need to keep.

    Is there any way to easily install a fresh copy of WordPress while keeping posts, comments, categories, users?

    cheers

  2. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Just delete all the files from your wordpress folder except your wp-config.php file and .htaccess file then upload a copy of the newest version. Then finding a new theme that you like because most likely any old ones you have will not be compatible.

  3. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Is there any way to easily install a fresh copy of WordPress while keeping posts, comments, categories, users?

    Just for the sake of future readers: NO, you cannot have a new install and keeping old content.
    What you need is upgrade.

  4. treelovinhippie
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Can someone please confirm if what jeremyclark13 said will work?

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Almost.
    Read the Upgrade tutorial I linked to.

  6. jeremycherfas
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have read the upgrade tutorial, but there is something I do not understand.

    If I want a completely fresh install, absolutely the default version of 2.5.1, but I want to keep all my old posts, categories and users, should I overwrite /themes and /plugins?

    The instructions say to keep those, but I would be happy to delete and reinstall if that will help me understand the problems I have been experiencing with image uploads.

    Thanks

  7. vent
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You can export your site into an xml file, then reinstall, etc (provided you don't delete themes, plugins and uploads), but you may find your problems continue... I tried that myself, and all my posts, comments, etc. are safe, but nothing else seems to work... But that was why I deleted everything in the first place...

    So in fact you CAN reinstall and keep your old content, it's just a huge pain in the neck, and your site will probably never be exactly the same.

  8. jeremycherfas
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks. That might be the way to go.

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