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  • Urgent Help Needed!!!

    I had a blog on and I just signed up for hosting with BlueHost. I have been unsuccessful in exporting my files to the Blue Host server because my export needs to be in SQL format instead of XML. Can someone please tell me how to do this? How do I export using SQL so I can get my site up?

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  • You can import the XML file after you’ve installed WordPress on Bluehost.

    Take a look at
    There are instructions for moving to

    The only way to transfer using sql is if you have backup database and do not allow you to install any plugins unless they have one installed that you can use to backup your database.

    I’m having the EXACT same problem. Despite BlueHost being on the wordpress recommended list, they have no idea how to get my blog over to them to host. I’ve downloaded wordpress on their site and tried to import in XML, at their suggestion, but it doesn’t work. They told me the same thing, to get the database copy, which wordpress won’t give out. BlueHost is very clueless about what to do for a hosting company that is recommended on wordpress.

    Try following these steps for migrating.

    Thank you I found out how to migrate!

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