[resolved] Backing up the whole blog as a text file (4 posts)

  1. abhijit8086
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I installed WordPress on my own website. So I have the admin accesss to it.

    I was writing my posts for a few months, personal posts, no other contributors. But numerous posts, hundreds.

    I am no longer interested in continuing the domain and hosting. So I need to store the stuff.

    I would wish to have an option where I can dump the whole content into a text file (or a readable format) so that I can refer to it in the future.

    I see there is a database backup option which I might be able to figure out but again thats something which only another database software can read well. And might be a little more complicated to work with in the future (for me). A text file (or numbered multiple text files) would have been much simpler.

    Can you suggest me a way I can do this.

    May be someone can write a small script for this. I am sure this would be a useful utility for many others.

    If this already exists and is well documented please send me information on this. And excuse this long email.

    An email to abhijit8086@yahoo.com will help very much because I may not be able to log in here every now and then.



  2. whooami
    Posted 9 years ago #

    you, im assuming that was you, tagged this with csv. Thats readable is it not?

    There are many export options available to you when in phpmyadmin:

    > CSV
    > CSV for MS Excel
    > Microsoft Excel 2000
    > Microsoft Word 2000
    > LaTeX
    > Open Document Spreadsheet
    > Open Document Text
    > PDF
    > SQL
    > XML

    what possibly more could you ask for, and why would you need a script written?

  3. Pizdin Dim
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If you're running phpmyadmin on your server, I know you can do an XML export, for instance. Maybe that helps?

  4. abhijit8086
    Posted 9 years ago #


    you guys are constantly teaching old monkeys new tricks.

    it worked, thanks, the PHPMyAdmin way.

    but i wonder how much longer I shall be able to keep up with clicking the right buttons one after another.

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