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[resolved] Where is my content stored? Can't find pages via FTP. (3 posts)

  1. FakePlasticFish
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi. I just installed WordPress tonight. I am converting over from Blogger. WordPress seems to be working, but strangely, I can't find my content via FTP. For example, here is a page I created tonight:

    http://fakeplasticfish.com/wp/about/

    Using WS_FTP, I would expect to see "about" inside the wp folder. But it's not there. Similarly, this post page...

    http://fakeplasticfish.com/wp/2009/09/hello-world/

    I would expect to see a 2009 folder inside the wp folder. But it's not there either.

    So my question is: where is the content stored? I'm used to the way Blogger stores data. This is completely new for me.

    Thanks!
    Beth Terry

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    All data is stored in the mysql database - including your permalink structure - posts, pages, comments, etc.
    Everything is generated dynamically
    you can log in to your host's phpmyadmin and look at your database and tables and see how it's stored

    this is why database backups on a regular basis can be a lifesaver if something happens to your site, server, etc.

    review
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Backing_Up_Your_Database
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Backing_Up_Your_Database#Restoring_From_a_Backup

    a good back up plugin to make it really easy - you can even have it emailed to you on a schedule
    http://www.ilfilosofo.com/blog/wp-db-backup

    cool user name btw

  3. FakePlasticFish
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks. After using WordPress for a month, I totally understand. And thanks for the compliment on the name, although I have to credit Radiohead for the idea. :-)

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