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Importing posts to rebuilt site (5 posts)

  1. eastbayjosh
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Having tried the native Export/Import tools unsuccessfully (they appear not to work), I am at a loss for how to import posts from my existing website to the new version which is being build in a subdomain (website.com/2/).

    Though I have not created any posts in the new site, I have built a number of pages. My concern is that there may be duplicate ID's which might cause a problem.

    Is there a proper way I should be approaching this transfer?

  2. jonradio
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    The only way I've ever done what you are is "cloning" the original WordPress site to the subfolder, then upgrading the subfolder to a new version.

  3. jonradio
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I use this:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress
    or this plugin:
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/

    When /2/ is ready to go Live, I use this to make it appear in the root (just the domain name):
    https://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory#Using_a_pre-existing_subdirectory_install

  4. eastbayjosh
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Jon,

    Thanks, though if I were to do that now, I'd delete all the work I've already done on the new site. That's the tricky part here.

    Plus if any of my current pages have the same ID as any of the stuff I'm transferring over, it'd be real mess.

    That duplicator looks like it probably would have been PERFECT had I thought of this before I started on the new site. Lesson Learned: Always migrate content first!

  5. jonradio
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    One additional thought that I've used myself.

    1. Build a new site, /3/ by cloning your old outdated site.
    2. Use two monitors on the same desktop machine so you can view /2/ and /3/ side by side
    3. Methodically go through the Settings pages, etc. to make all the mods to /3/ that you've made to /2/.

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