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  • worldrider


    Screwed up my WP install/database. So I started from scratch.

    1) exported database – success
    2) reinstalled WP on new domain
    3) created new database
    4) used myphpadmin to import database from step 1 here

    Then I noticed I had two sets of tables. Essentially multiple installs of WP in this database. I don’t need nor want this.

    There is no data in one of the sets.
    The newly installed WP (3.2) has the
    $table_prefix = 'wp_blank_';

    I can access and see the basic WP install with the generic Hello World Post

    So I changed the database prefix

    $table_prefix = 'wp_my-content_';

    (blank and my content are just fillers actual names are different)
    Now I simply get a blank page and nothing appears when I refresh the browser. If I change the prefix back i get the generic content again.

    I know the content is in there because I’m able to see the “posts” in the related table.

    I want nothing of the new prefix tables, just want my content back accordingly. thoughts
    So I chan

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