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Integrating Many Blogs (7 posts)

  1. ozzie123
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello,

    Currently I have 4 blogs and found it quite hard to maintain them all with my new job. Is it possible to integrate those 4 blogs into a single blog?

    I'm talking about integrating the post and comments (plus tags) into just one blog (and set a redirect). Is there a tutorial or any possible solutions for this?

    Thank you :)

  2. schestowitz
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Are all the blogs on the same domain? If so, do they reside in subsites or do they fall under different subdirectories.

    There is no simple way to achieve what you want in my opinion. I also wonder if what you intend to do will save time or just lead to fragility, inconsistency and thus be time-consuming. How will tracjbacks be handled or re-directed? How will rewrite rules be built to accommodate to the complexity? WordPress MU, I believe will not offer any practical solution either.

  3. ozzie123
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Those blogs lies on a different domain (although under the same server, I'm currently on a reseller account on site5). There will be problems with pingback and trackbacks but I can tolerize that.

    The only thing(s) that I wanted to integrate is the post and the comments only. Is there any possible way?

  4. The only way to do that would be to manually add those entries to the database. And, depending on the amount of entries, that may extremely difficult.

    While manually inserting the posts and comments into the database of the chosen blog, you will need to ensure that the post_ID and comment_ID fields continue to increase by increments of one in a steady pattern with no duplication. You will also need to make sure that each comment_ID corresponds with the proper post_ID of the post that it belongs to, especially if you had to change that specific post's post_ID when moving it to the new database.

    In my opinion, it would be better to start using only one blog now, and just close all comments, pingbacks, and trackbacks on the other three blogs and refer back to them if need be.

  5. ozzie123
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Geez, that's really trouble some and I prefer to get my hands of the DB (I screwed with it once and it break). It's actually not a big blog, 2 under 100 while the other two might be a little bit big (500+).

    Oh, and the database structure of WP2 and WP1.5 is different, am I correct?

  6. I have heard that it's slightly different. I'm going to wait a few more days before I upgrade my blog, so I'm not entirely sure how different the databases are.

  7. schestowitz
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    In any case, always upgrade (cannot downgrade) all the databases to the latest form before merging *anything*. Make backups... plenty of them. Best wishes...

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