Website seperation (21 posts)

  1. hkcharlie
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have two websites that I want to remove from my WPMU install.

    I think what I need is to be able to copy all pages, posts, images, themes,plugins etc from the individual sites on the network in some kind of backup.

    I wold then create a fresh install of WP in a new directory, set permaliinks and restore one of these backups.

    Can anyone please recommend me a backup tool to do this with or another way that works.

    I'm pulling my hair out here!

  2. There are paid products like backupbuddy, but really ... Unless the new directory is the same name as the old, I would install WP in that new directory, export/import, and then delete the old.

    Heck even if it is, do that, and then you can just move the new WP single install.

  3. hkcharlie
    Posted 4 years ago #

    How would you get all the images across?

  4. Provided they're attached to the posts, when you import WP into a new install, it does pull the images over :)

    You can always test it once to be sure.

  5. hkcharlie
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Are you talking about the basic Tools > Import/Export or another import export?
    I have tried using this one and the images did not come across.

  6. I'm talking about Tools > Import/Export, yes.

    If you check the box to import pictures, it works fine.

  7. hkcharlie
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The export option says :
    "This will contain all of your posts, pages, comments, custom fields, terms, navigation menus and custom posts."

    It doesn't bring any of my media and I don't see a check box for this.

  8. The import option has the media checkbox.

  9. hkcharlie
    Posted 4 years ago #

    OK, so the site I am trying to export from is a child site on a network.
    There is no media option to export.

    I don't think I can import anything to my new stand alone site, unless I have exported them first.

    What am I missing ?

  10. hkcharlie
    Posted 4 years ago #

    are yo utalking about the backupbuddy?

  11. No. no.

    1) Export. DO NOT worry about the media, just don't delete the images :)

    2) Import. When you import, tick the box to pull in images.

    Swear to monkeys and coffee, it works.

  12. hkcharlie
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Right, I'm just getting into a bigger and bigger mess and I'm getting upset now, because it's taking me so long and you're making it sound easy.

    My site http://www.myparent.com has http://www.myparent.com/childsite_1/
    I am traying to move childsite_1 to http://www.childsite_1.com

    I have created the directory childsite_1 and removed the mapping of the http://www.myparent.com/childsite_1/

    childsite_1.com is an addon domain of the hosting account.

    Now when I switch to childsite_1.com it shows a 500 internal server error and when I switch to http://www.myparent.com/childsite_1/ it shows the install of my new stand alone site.

    What it appears that you are saying, is that if I do the import I can click a check box to import images. Which, by the sound of it, are being pulled from their URL's. The way my setup is at the moment, this could never happen, because the URL it's meant to be pulling it to, is the URL it's already sitting at (but don't want it to be).

    I'm pulling my hair out.

  13. hkcharlie
    Posted 4 years ago #

    1 tiny step forward.
    My directory for childsite_1 was changed to childsite_1.com (as written in the addon domain details) and I can now see the home page of the new stand alone site, however, if I try and login to this I get redirected into the childsite dashboard in the olf parent network.

    I'm goiing bald.

  14. hkcharlie
    Posted 4 years ago #

    ok - I'd set all my domains up wrong in my hosting account.

    Watch this space

  15. My site http://www.myparent.com has http://www.myparent.com/childsite_1/
    I am traying to move childsite_1 to http://www.childsite_1.com

    Why 'move' anything? Map domains with a plugin.

  16. hkcharlie
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I had it all mapped before and it was fine for a while, but they need to be moved apart because my sites are all developing at different rates and in different ways.
    It's kind of like having a gadget that does everything. If one thing breaks, you need to fix it all. If you had individual gadgets and something broke, you'd only have to fix the thing that's broken.

    Anyway, since setting up my domains correctly, I'm a huge step forward now.

  17. hkcharlie
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Not all my images came over, but enough and the rest I can do manually. I don't know why the ones that didn't, didn't come across.

    My next question is can I copy user tables in the database to bring across users?

  18. hkcharlie
    Posted 4 years ago #

    OK, so I'm guessing table "wp_users", if I take over "user_login", "user_nicename", "user_email" and "display_name"

    Then request that all the users reset their passwords.

    Would that work? Is there a better way ?

  19. Can you copy the users... Yes and no.

    You can, but you should have been able to create new users with their names when you imported. The problem copying the tables is that the user IDs won't watch.

  20. hkcharlie
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The IDs wont watch ?
    I think is "the IDs wont match" ?

    If so, match what?
    This particular site has no blog posts and no other users other than admin.
    I've tried it and it appears to have worked.
    Obviously the ID's are not in order, but does this matter?
    There are no duplicates and nothing that need to be cross referenced (not that I can see anyway)

    I look forward to hearing from you (because I feel chuffed).

  21. The IDs won't match, yeah, sorry. Typoed!

    You have a user ID associated with your posts. If you look on wp_posts, you'll see that user ID 1 (for example) is the author. If you add a new user, they won't be the same ID. All your posts will get mucked.

    IF however, you've got no posts (really? None? Then what the heck did you just import?) then it's less an issue, but it could cause conflicts with incrimenting user IDs later on.

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