Large Database migration into WP (5 posts)

  1. spencerperry
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Howdy, all! I have a client who has a custom PHP site with approximately 40k articles and a custom built function for accepting and reviewing new articles. They want to move the existing articles into WP and then on an ongoing basis, migrate new essays in the same manner (they need to keep this custom built process).
    I'm thinking as long as the schemas are well mapped, it should just be a matter of dumping the existing db into a format WP can recognize and then importing it into wp. My questions are:

    Does this sound crazy? Am I missing a lot?

    Any tools people would suggest?

    Can anyone direct me to in-depth articles about the wordpress schema?

    Anyone know of case studies where something like this has been done, or know any developers that have done it?


  2. MichaelH
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Database Description shows the schemas though I'm not sure a mapping is the best solution.

    Might look at how this plugin 'enters' post into WordPress:

    Also might look at the Post_to_your_blog_using_email and get a feel for how xmlrpc.php can post to your blog.

  3. MichaelH
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Also should point you to this thread of interest:

  4. xema
    Posted 7 years ago #

    somebody please help, i am also in a similar situation, the answers given didnt help.

  5. spencerperry
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hey, Xema-
    I ended up posting on the WordPress Job Board and got someone who had done large migrations at different universities. I'll try to see if they can shed any light on their process and post here again.

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