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[resolved] Installation from an existing database (7 posts)

  1. pygmay
    Posted 1 year ago #


    I lost my files on my web serveur, but my database is still there. (I know, do backups etc ... It has to happend a first time to everyone.)
    I want to know if it's possible to instal wordpress from this database.

    I tried to import this old db to a new clear db with the same structure, on a new installed WordPress, but this is not working. (It would be too simple).

    Well, should I recreate everything from nothing or is there a solution ? Thank you.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If your database is intact, you shouldn't need to install WordPress again, You can simply upload a new copy of the core WordPress files & folders and manually create a wp-config.php file (using wp-config-sample.php as a template) that will connect with your old database.

    Are you absolutely sure that you were previously running WordPress 3.4.2?

  3. pygmay
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, I updated it. I was on 3.4.2.

    But the point is, I don't have the files anymore, that's why I'm in trouble to install it again.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't have the files anymore

    That's no problem. You can get a fresh copy of the core files from http://wordpress.org/download/

    What you will need to do is re-construct your original wp-config.php manually (using wp-config-sample.php as a template).

  5. pygmay
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh well ! I got it. I'll trying to do that tonight.

    I'll come back if I got problem, else I'll mark as resolved.

    Thanks a lot ! :)

  6. pygmay
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Everything's fine, I just have to re-install all my extensions and themes.
    Thank you esmi :)

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No problem. Glad to hear that you're well on the way to getting everything sorted again. :-)

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