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  • Hello all,

    I’m moving my site from one host to another.

    First I just copied all the wp/ files onto the new host.

    Then I’ve done an “export” from the old site, creating an XML file that appears to contain all my content. (There are currently 15 posts and 12 comments, contained within 8 categories.)

    I did install.php on the new host and got wp working. I was able to enable my theme and plugins without issue.

    When I try and import the XML file only a small fraction of the content is actually moved:

    There are currently 1 post and 2 comments, contained within 9 categories.

    The import interface shows 10 items being imported, including a couple old drafts, but not including up to date content.

    Seems the export/import is broken, I wanted to do things this way as I have to go through two third parties in order to do the manual database dump/import, which is just going to take a long time. (to get them to do it)

    I did try replacing all the old URLS in the XML file with the new ones for the new site, no difference.

    Any help appreciated.

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  • Did you find a solution?



    Volunteer Moderator

    Always backup MySQL first, XML is secondary backup.

    If first XML import doesn’t work, try and try again especially if you know that not all posts have been imported. There’s no harm in going through the import process — it will note posts which already have been imported and get the posts which are not in system yet.

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