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  • Resolved abhijit8086


    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 will help very much because I may not be able to log in here every now and then.



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  • whooami



    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?

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


    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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