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Merge 2 blogs to one (7 posts)

  1. Øystein
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have two domains, with a blog on each.(Both WP)
    Now I want to merge these blogs into one blog, at one of the domain. Same versions, but different database, domain and urls.

    What's the best way? I "could" cut and paste, but it will take quite some time, and a easier way is prefered.

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Basicaly that would mean the merging of the two databases. It has been asked several times but the big problem to solve is this: in both blogs supposedly there are posts with the same ID#, comments with the same ID#... and that would cause a conflict.
    I really don't know of an easier way than C/P.

  3. Øystein
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    And there's no export-function/script for WP?

    I can of corse install some other blog, import from WP, and then import back, but it's actually a bit too stupid.

  4. You would have to export the database of one blog and manually add its entries and comments to the database of the other blog. 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 blos and refer back to it if need be.

  5. Joshua Sigar
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I can of corse install some other blog, import from WP, and then import back, but it's actually a bit too stupid.

    As far as I know, that's the only solution available right now.

  6. Øystein
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just discovered some "Import from RSS".
    But the docs on it are not very clearifying.

    Anyone know if this could be used?

  7. archshrk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I used the export to MT and then import to WP found in this thread: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/35177?replies=18
    Note that this was a WP1.5 solution but it worked wonderfully.

    I'm not sure if you solved this or not, but I 'simply' exported to the moveabletype format, then imported back to the other wordpress blog.
    the handy WPexport plugin:
    http://epierce.blog.usf.edu/?p=15
    and the import instructions:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Importing_from_Movable_Type_to_WordPress

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