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long question from dumb noob (6 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    My new boss tasked me with setting up and maintaining his .org blog, which he had just installed. He knew nothing about how to go about this, besides purchasing a domain. Neither did I. I banged my head against it for about a week, and then I suggested that we head over to .com, where complete techtards like me can get up and running. He gave me a bunch of crap and then said OK. Well, of course I didn't ask him if he had backups for the deathless words of wisdom he posted. He didn't. But I had already pointed the domain to .com.

    I'm in deep pickles, for real. Is there any way of recovering the content left behind at .org?

    Thanks for any and all help.

  2. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    First and last bump. Please?

  3. 4k
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    from your admin panel at .com go to manage and click on wordpress

  4. whooami
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Is there any way of recovering the content left behind at .org?

    if it was a freshly installed blog, I dont see where all the content is youre trying to save, BUT and you still have the old hosting, and you didnt delete the tables inside the database -- thats where it sits.

    Youre getting paid to do this, right? Contact the old host -- theyre getting paid to help you. Find out if the database is still there. Use phpmyadmin and export the data. From there, you will need to parse through the dump to find this "content" and carry on..

  5. mikejandreau
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    To start, I'm not sure why there's any difference between a .org and a .com, from a functional standpoint, but that aside:

    If you have phpMyAdmin available via your .org hosting, you can get the content back easily. You'd just need to login to phpMyAdmin (available through most webhosts), and do an "export" on the wp_posts table.

    Once that's done (save it to your local PC), go into phpMyAdmin for your .com host, and import the saved .sql file.

    You may, however, run into an instance where you can't import it, because of duplicate key entries, which happens a lot in this sort of thing.

    The way around *that* is to change the key values in the .sql file, which would trick MySQL into not duplicating the unique key field.

    Your host for the .com domain should be able to help you get this all set, pretty easily.

  6. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    To start, I'm not sure why there's any difference between a .org and a .com,

    Because people are not able to make normal sentences :) The OP talks about wordpress.ORG and wordpress.COM... just in an obscure, not percise way.

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