Category-import failed (4 posts)

  1. nickrita
    Posted 8 years ago #

    We want to move or blog to a new server. I did the database-backup with phpmyadmin but I cannot import the whole backup because it's too big.

    So I backup the tables. No problems, but with the category-table.

    The table is shown right on the new server database, with all categories and sub-categories. But on the admin-side of the page there are only shown the main-categories and on the page itself all categories are shown where there only should be some:

    http://www.freak-like-me.de (see links in header and list in right sidebar)

    Does anyone know how to solve this?


  2. Joni
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Do you still have access to WP on the old server? What I would have done, if you're just changing servers, is to EXPORT your WP posts and settings to an *.xml file; stash it on your hard drive.

    Then at your new server, set up a fresh install of WP, and once it's up and running, IMPORT that *.xml file back into the new WP. I did that when I moved WP from a development server to the client's site and the categories came through just fine.

  3. Joni
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oh, and make sure you download your plugins and themes so you can upload them to the new site, but I bet you already took care of that. :)

  4. nickrita
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thank you jonimueller, I first tried exactly what you said, but we have a multi-user-blog. If I do the .xml-stuff, all posts will go to ONE author, and that's not what we want.

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