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Possible To Change Database? (7 posts)

  1. lenwood
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm working on porting a blog to WP. I've set up a couple of test blogs so that I can practice the data swap with dummy data.

    My question is, is there a way to change the database that WP uses after its installed?

  2. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Presumably, you could do that in wp-config.php

  3. lenwood
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oh wow, that's so simple that it eluded me. I'll try it and let you know if I blow anything up.

  4. lenwood
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ha ha, YES you can! This is so simple and worked perfectly. AWESOME!

  5. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    :-) Glad you got it going.

  6. lenwood
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I spoke too soon. When I made the switch it hosed my admin area. I later figured out that I needed to change the homepage pointers, but I don't know if that would have done it or not.

    Bottom line, I don't think this is very easy.

  7. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hmm. I've done this several times, never had an admin area problem. Wonder if it's something germane to your particular host/server?

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