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  • Resolved Janzomaster


    I mistakenly deleted one of the main authors of my blog and do not have a current backup. Now, I want to merge an old backup in my present blog – but only the user-account and, most importantly, his blog posts.

    What is the easiest way to do this? Can I just import the user and his posts into the current database or is there more to it?

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  • Another thing: when I delete a user, with the option “delete all articles and links”, are the comments he wrote while logged in also deleted?

    Found out for the last post, they do not get deleted.

    Ok, I restored the data from an old backup – the entries with the authors user_id in wp_usermeta and wp_users
    Then I found out (because I got a “duplicate” error while importing the wp_posts) about the “trash”-function. When posts get deleted, even if the whole author gets deleted, they are moved to the trash and can be easily recoverd through the WordPress Admin panel.
    Thanks WordPress!
    Topic resolved

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