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[resolved] Does Import tool erase all existing posts and pages (5 posts)

  1. Walton
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just a dumb question I haven't actually seen an answer to anywhere. If I import pages from another WordPress installation, does it replace my existing posts and pages?

    Basically I want to import some old pages to a new blog and then use a plugin to convert them to a custom post type but I want to keep the posts I have on there now as blog posts.

  2. govpatel
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It should not but to be on safe side backup your database before you import.

  3. Yes, backup your database first. http://codex.wordpress.org/Backing_Up_Your_Database

    If you do the XML export and import, WP will assign new post/page IDs to the imported pages. (That's the way it has worked when I have done it in the past).

  4. Walton
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Cool. Thanks. It didn't erase anything in case anyone else searches for the same question.

  5. govpatel
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Glad to know that it works and does not erase anything.

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