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Manual import from archived WordPress Blog? (8 posts)

  1. rspence
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I had a wordpress blog hacked, so I yanked it offline and saved all the files locally.

    I was running an crusty old (but not too old) version of WP (which is why I think it was vulnerable).
    So I installed a fresh version of WP and want to import the old blog archives to the newly installed version.
    Apparently I need to have a WXR file, but I can't (or don't know how to) get one since my old blog is now offline.

    How can I:
    A) import the files manually, or
    B) I don't know what B would be, but I'd really like to get my old posts back up.

    Thanks.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What version were you running previously?

  3. rspence
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I was running 3.2.1

  4. imikedesigns
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Youll need a database backup or a WXR file. The posts and pages are not stored in your WordPress files.

  5. rspence
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What would be the best way for me to that if I have a backup copy of the SQL DB?

  6. kgagne
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can you import the SQL DB using the same mechanism by which you backed it up on the first place?

  7. rspence
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The Back-up DB is still in place, I just renamed it.

    The thing is, the new WP install doesn't seem to be using a SQL DB, or at least I can't find it to replace with the old one.

    .. but I'm guessing it's not as simple as just replacing the new SQL_DB with the old one.

  8. kgagne
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WordPress definitely needs an SQL DB to run. Its name is in the wp-config.php file.

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