My blog is at http://www.quietfish.com/notebook and I have years and years of near daily updates in there. My installation of WP is embarrassingly old and I've held off updating because I'm simply terrified of this process and losing my content.
Well, I'm biting the bullet and doing it. I'm being super careful because I don't want to lose anything. SO I did a backup of my SQL via cPanel and set up a test site at http://www.dev.quietfish.com/wp/ and installed a brand new WP in there. Here's where I'm hopelessly lost.
- I realized that my version of WP has an Export function, so I exported the content and tried to re-import it into the new blog in the .dev folder. Not all of the entries came over.... they stop at May 2009. I don't even know what else isn't in there.
- I went into the Cpanel and exported my SQL database as an XML file, hoping that I'd be able to import that into the new blog, but it's 4G (!!) and impossible to import.
I don't know what to do at this point. I haven't even begun to think about how I'm going to get the site out of .dev once I have it working and using a template I like.
If anyone can offer some sage words I would really appreciate it. I'm at my wits end.