[resolved] Moving Site To New Host - New Install Keeping Old Data (2 posts)

  1. poddys
    Posted 4 years ago #

    My sites all got infected with a Base64 bot script in the last 2 weeks, and I have been unable to completely remove it.

    I decided that the best plan is to make clean installs of each site on a new host, with added security, but I want to retain the posts, as there is 3 years of articles which I do not want to lose.

    I have scanned the posts for "iframe", "<noscript" and "display:" using SQL and can only find what looks like valid Amazon ads in some posts.

    My questions are:

    1. Is there a checklist of things to look for in a WP database to make sure it's not infected?

    2. I have backup copies of posts in there. Is there a way to only keep the latest published version?

    3. Am I likely to experience problems using the old database with the new site? Will the links automatically regenerate (user posts, comments etc)?

    Thanks in advance.
    I haven't had to transport a WordPress site across before, and I really want to be sure I leave this infction behind.

  2. Samuel B

    Posted 4 years ago #

    dashboard - tools - export
    export your posts, comments, etc.
    do a search on this file for infections
    if none...
    after you set up your new install, import the file you exported

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