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September 22, 2010 at 9:43 am #1272
Im trying to move my wp-installation to a new server, and by Import/Export i get all the posts, categorys etc
but all the Portfolio Items are now non-categorized. Thats a biiiig thing, i have a lot of portfolio items..
Even my settings for portfolios are gone.. hu!
How do i get aaaall the information over to the new place? Help help?September 22, 2010 at 10:00 am #34651
You can use these pugins to import/export your whole database: http://austinmatzko.com/wordpress-plugins/wp-db-backup/
The DudeSeptember 22, 2010 at 12:00 pm #34652
I got really happy for the tips, but the first plugin did not work for my swedish wp (found a topic for the same problem on a swedish forum), it logged me out from admin and told me i had no authority.
The second plugin worked, and i tried to backup, and it seemed to work but suddenly it broke down and now i can’t reach it, it only tells me “Error establishing a database connection” (oh how i hate that message!)
So now i dont know what to do. How messy can it get so quick?!?! :D And i was so happy to get help :D Im sorry…September 22, 2010 at 3:46 pm #34653
You can try to backup your database manually – follow this tutorial please: http://codex.wordpress.org/Backing_Up_Your_Database
The DudeOctober 4, 2010 at 10:33 am #34654
I backed up the database and then logged into the phpMyAdmin for the new wp install. I then imported the database of the old blog into the new one successfully.
However, the new wp install hasn’t reflected this – neither posts nor anything else is online on the new install.
I looked at the database using phpMyAdmin – it has imported all the tables, but instead of merging with or overwriting the old tables, it just added new tables.
The original tables of the new install look like this:
the tables I imported into the new install look like this:
wp_databasenameposts, wp_databasenamepostmeta (databasename being the name of the database of the old wp install)
What’s the best way to proceed now?October 4, 2010 at 10:44 am #34655
That’s strange – I moved my website several times with these plugins and they worked perfectly. I only had to use the search & replace plugin from here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search-and-replace/ to replace the old paths (old website url) with the new website url…
Did you change the website url in your admin interface under options > general?October 7, 2010 at 7:57 pm #34656
Remember you also have to backup/restore the theme and plugin folders and images. They wont be in the database.October 11, 2010 at 1:05 pm #34657
To add to cwrigley‘s point, if you haven’t uploaded the theme & plugin files and access the site you’ll see a white page (no content).
If you access the Plugins or Themes page in WP Admin, you’ll get a message stating that the theme / plugin couldn’t be found so will be set to default (theme) or has been deactivated (plugins). If this happens, you’ll need to re-activate the theme / plugins.
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