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  • Is this possible?
    I want to essentially keep everything that I have at and move it to a new domain name.
    I’m guessing that this would involve a mysql dump? But I don’t know how to do that, or even what one is!
    Any help would be appreciated. Cheers.

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  • You have to go into MySQL in the phpmanager. Then choose your database. After that, choose export. Highlight in the little box the ones you want to export and then you will get something that you have to paste in the new MySQL. I hope this makes sense! It’s pretty easy and cool once you do it!

    Here’s what to do:
    1 –
    Save an uncompressed backup to your computer
    2 – COPY that backup and put the copy somewhere safe on your machine.
    3 – Download ALL your blog directories to your machine, including any images folders, plugins – the lot.
    4 – Upload everything you got in (3) to the new domain.
    5 – Open up the sql dump in a text editor. Using a ‘find/replace’ function, you need to change your OLD url to the NEW url.
    For instance, if you were at, then do a find of ‘’ to be replaced with ‘’
    6 – Save the file – just SAVE, not ‘Save as’.
    7 – Import the file as detailed in (1)
    8 – Be sure that the ‘wp-config’ has all the correct details
    It *should* now work.
    If when you try the import you get errors, it may well not be the export function that is wrong, but that there is something wrong inside the file itself. If that is the case, post back and I’ll try to help from there – I have had that happen to me before, but it’s been fixable in each case.

    Thanks guys! Just two questions:
    1) Would you recommend the method above, or using laughing lizard’s hack – ?
    2) Podz, I’m not sure what you mean by a ‘find/replace’ function. Is that a command line I need to use? If so, where would I put it?
    Thanks again.

    1 – I would use phpmyadmin – you can’t import using a plugin until the site is working. With phpmyadmin, it matters not.
    2 – It’s just like in a wordprocessor.
    I use PSPad ( and it’s freeware ) as my text editor of choice, and from the ‘Search’ menu on the top menu bar, just choose ‘Replace’ then enter the details.
    You could probably use Notepad or Wordpad too, but PSPad recognises SQL file formats.

    Is there not just a way to import posts from WP to WP, the way I would do from Blogger? That would be ideal in a situation like this.

    Yes, there is. 🙂 Just do a MySQL export and then import it.

    Lol! Okay, thanks. 🙂

    Okay, major problems!
    So that I don’t double-up, see here:

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