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  • Resolved rebafallawake


    I moved hosting companies and made a backup of my sql file. I go to install it on the new server, but wordpress does not see it or something. It reads as a new install. I know it is hooked up to the right database.

    How do I get it to read all the old sql information?

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  • stvwlf


    i suggest you start by reading this

    you are not changing your URL but many of the steps outlined on that page are ones you need to do to move your data over.

    you have to create a new database – the “new” install is OK as it will create a database and a new wp-config.php file (which tells WP where to find your database and how to log into it).

    after you’ve made the new database, back it up. Because you are going to overwrite it with the data from your old database backup file.

    You won’t have to change any URL’s in your restored data (that is referred to in the page I suggest you read) because you are using the same URL you had before. But the procedure to import is the same.

    If you get stuck your webhost should be able to help you.



    I ended up figuring it out…

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