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Importing WP export not retaining category hierarchy (4 posts)

  1. groomedmonkey
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've had issues with the wordpress import/export feature as it doesn't seem like a good way to backup/migrate wordpress sites. Recently I just discovered that it doesn't seem to preserve Category hierarchy, all all my sub-categories (of which there are a lot in this site) have become tier 1 categories!

    Is there a trick or a better way to migrate a wordpress site? Post attachments is another flaming issue with this as well.

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Might try backing up your database then restoring it. Then use FTP to download the files from old site/hsot to your local computer, then use FTP to upload those files to your new site/host

    See
    Moving WordPress
    Backing_Up_Your_Database
    Restoring_Your_Database_From_Backup
    Uploading_WordPress_to_a_remote_host

  3. groomedmonkey
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yeah I guess phpMyadmin is the way to go as the built-in import/export feature also doesn't seem to include registered users. Not quite sure what the point of having a crippled feature like this is.

    Thanks for the links.

  4. Rand HOPPE
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This is causing my migration of one particular blog to a WP 3.0 multi-site to be a real pain in the neck.

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