My site went down do to a plugin modification (it was either the login or the pagelines theme)
I was able to backup the content of the site - all posts and pages and users into a sql file.
I reinstalled wordpress and was working with the example site and data (hello world) blog even though I had linked it to the table that had all the correct data.
Is there any way to have wordpress connect to my database and display the data as is used to be? Each time I try I either get the sample data or I get a redirect error.
Are there certain tables I should keep or not keep? Is there a better way to restore from .sql?
I deleted all the table data and imported the tables from a backup date where everything worked. However, when I link to the site this time I get the set up page for 5 minute install. My fear is that once I set it up again, it will overwrite my database with the sample blogs and comments again.
Any one have any ideas or advice?