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Why is my database import losing text widget data?

I've created a site in WordPress on our development machine. In the theme we're using there are numerous widget zones to display text in (sidebar and front page). I've used simple Text widgets in all ...
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Import Wordpress XML File from Within Functions.php

I am developing a theme which has a different method of adding in content and so, the default install of Wordpress won't show any content because of this. I was wondering if it is possible to ...
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What exactly does the import tool do?

I experimented with the import tool a bit and it seems to do different things for different tables. For posts: if a post (or page, which technically is a post too) title from the import file is ...
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How to export and import taxonomies (category, tag and/or custom taxonomy) and their terms

I want to export all Wordpress categories (no posts, just categories) from one blog to another. How can I do that ?
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WordPress Theme Options Import/Export

I already have a theme options page that saves to wp_options > kittens_options. I'm looking for a simple way to incorporate an import/export textarea of those options on my options page. I've ...
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Importing data for advanced custom fields plugin?

I have a member section built using the http://www.advancedcustomfields.com plugin. There are 300 members that each have the following data: Company name Specialism (check boxes) Web address ...
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InDesign to WordPress workflow

I'm working on a project for a monthly InDesign-based magazine that enables them to put their content online via WordPress. The current workflow is either: Copy/pasting from InDesign to a Word ...
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Wondering how to turn your firefox bookmarks into a WordPress blog?

I was wondering this, too. I tried and spent quite a few hours trying, but I was finally able to proceed. I discovered a few things that won't be obvious to most people along the way, so I'm posting ...
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how to use joomla password format in wordpress?

I need to import more than 1000 users from joomla to wordpress. I can do that with csv. My main concern are passwords. I did some googling and found out that it is possible to change wordpress ...
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Import Wordpress xml file larger than 8mb

I'm trying to import a xml file (from a previous wordpress theme) into a new wordpress theme. The problem is that the xml file is 46mb much bigger than the wordpress 8mb limit. Anyone have any ...
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How To Export/Import WordPress (MySQL) Database Properly Via Command-Line?

Normally, a MySQL database can be exported and imported using these simple SSH commands: Export: mysqldump -u USERNAME -p DATABASE_NAME > filename.sql Import: mysql -u USERNAME -p ...
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Why shouldn't @import be used to import a parent theme into a child theme?

I have some experience with Wordpress but I've been away from it for awhile. I've seen many examples of using @import in the beginning of the child theme to import the parent theme. I was surprised ...
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Importing users? From another wordpress site

Is there a way to import users from another wordpress site? Both sites are new. I just don't want to go through the trouble of adding the same users profile information and password.
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Programatically creating image attachments from local URLs and setting featured image

I'm currently working on importing an MovableType blog into WordPress. The blog has several thousand posts, and each post has an image associated with it. The export file contains references to each ...
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Wordpress Export Import Site Navigation Menu

When I do an export and import the menus get transferred but I have to set the Site Navigation Menu manualy. Obviously it's only a small detail but can I ask is this a bug or expected behaviour and is ...
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What server settings are required to import WordPress XML file

I am trying to import my site using the WordPress import XML page. My XML file is 7mb so when I try to import it I receive a "500 Internal Server Error" page. I read some other posts and tried using ...
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How to completely export and import WordPress?

I exported all posts of a WordPress blog. Then I imported the xml file to another WordPress blog. When I tried to search few posts in the new blog, which are in the old blog, I did not find anything. ...
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importing data from non-wordpress mysql db

I have created an import file to get the articles from a non-wordpress db and bring them in as posts in wordpress, I am not sure how to bring over the thumbnail image into my custom field I defined as ...
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Import and export links from WordPress.com to private site

Is there some way to export/import links from a wordpress.com site to a private site? I have a rather large directory of links. I fetch the opml file and the category levels are there, but when I use ...
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Failed to import Media

When I generate XML file with [Tools > Export] and use [Tools > Import] on another WordPress website I get "Failed to import Media" for each attachment post type. And images that failed to load are ...
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What is the required format for importing posts into Wordpress?

I have several posts in an Microsoft Excel file (.csv/.xls). I want to know the appropriate format of the file to import into Wordpress.com. Note: I do not need help to convert the csv format into ...
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Resource Issues: Importing external data into custom post type and keeping records up to date

I have a custom post type that imports external data nightly. When the import script runs for the first time, it imports approximately 4,000 records (data will grow). Each record consists of a post ...
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WordPress Multisite: Automatically run importer upon creating new site

Is it possible to automatically run the WP Importer when creating a new site in WordPress Multisite? I think this would need to be a function that runs when wpmu_new_blog is called but can't find ...
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With WordPress Importer, why can't I import post meta containing a multi-dimensional array, in which value(s) of that array contain line breaks?

The Question With WordPress Importer, why can't I import post meta containing a multi-dimensional array, in which value(s) of that array contain line breaks? Is there a workaround that I can do to ...
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WXR import problem — not including categories

I’m trying to import into Wordpress a WXR file with many hundreds of Posts. It works fine and during the import process it seems to understand the categories, but the imported Posts are eventually ...
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Disabling HTML Filtering When Importing Into WordPress Multisite

A number of the sites I'm migrating to a WordPress Multisite instance have embedded videos and iframes within posts. Rather than convert each post to the kosher way of doing video embeds, I'd rather ...
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One Click demo content installation feature in WordPress theme options panel

I've been seeing a feature of one click demo content installation option on some powerful WordPress themes now a days. Mostly on Themeforest themes. I'd like to know if anyone have any idea about the ...
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Migrating WP site to another URL

We are planning to change the domain name of our website.We are not changing the host but creating a new domain and will close/redirect all traffic to new domain (there will be not update on the old ...
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How to import a TypePad blog including all media?

Is it possible to import a hosted TypePad blog into WordPress self-hosted, including all of the image files and other media? I generated an export file from within TypePad but it is just a text file ...
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Import media to online WordPress from local development

I have a site being developed locally and I want to import the contents to an online installation. I used wordpress "import" but it cant get the media files. Is there any "wordpress" was of doing this ...
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Import 10,000 Users into Wordpress WITH a specific ID for each user

I have a website which has about 10,000 users. I am converting this site over to Wordpress. The new site is ready to roll, but I have to bring over all the users. There are a number of plugins ...
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How to migrate a WordPress installation from one site to another, including all images?

I need to move a WordPress site hosted on Dream Host to the companies servers. To do so I used the built in import and export feature that comes with WordPress (using a WordPress export file). ...
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How to migrate Wordpress Blogs into Multisite without using the GUI-Import/Export Feature

I'd like to migrate some quite huge Wordpress-Blogs into one Multisite Installation. The Export-Wizard and the Import Wizard are bound to PHP-Limits (Memory, Execution-Time) and so the Export and ...
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Easy way to import a post from Word?

I have a post written in Microsoft Word with images, text and some formating. Is there some easy way to import this document into WordPress? Either a plugin for Word og perhaps a plugin inside ...
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Identifying Importer Posts

Given a site with 100 posts, where an unspecified number of posts are manually written, and the rest are created using the WordPress importer, how would I programmatically identify the posts imported ...
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Failed to import media from a local wordpress site to a live one

I've been developing a new blog theme for a client locally on my computer and am now in the process of uploading this to the new live server. I used the wordpress export facility to export all the ...
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Import old SQL dump into new Wordpress version

I'm trying to restore a Wordpress blog from a backup. Unfortunately, all I have is an SQL dump of the database as generated by phpMyAdmin. The dump was created when the blog was running Wordpress ...
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Convert Wordpress.com embed links to normal embeds

I've given the task of moving several well established blogs from wordpress.com into an independent hosting using Wordpress. Wordpress.com uses a special parser for taking stuff like this: ...
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Is a direct or import approach safer for migration into WordPress?

We're in the process of migrating a site from an existing CMS system into WordPress. The existing CMS system has no direct integration tools with WordPress. I'm looking into the option of creating ...
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Importing media medium setting image gallery / image attachments

I have recently imported an image gallery to a clean WP install as I am deploying the site to a live domain. I have imported the posts but the images use the medium size for attachements. I would ...
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How can I export WordPress posts' attachments?

I am in the process of transferring posts from one WordPress install to another. I can use WordPress' Tools --> Export to export the XML I need for my posts. On the new install, I then use Tools --> ...
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Is it possible to import a wordpress backup from a single site in to a multi-site configuration?

I have a local development server with WordPress installed (my desktop Linux Mint 12 box). I'd like to use multi-site WordPress to manage my different client projects through one install, but I have a ...
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Create Posts using Import>RSS/WXR/XML and pass values to Custom Fields

My problem is simple. I need to make a lot of posts containing image url's for a "photo gallery" page. I've read up a lot on creating posts from RSS feeds and imports. I've been successful at creating ...
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Importing WordPress Attachments Into Custom Directories In wp-content/uploads/

I am hoping that someone can shed light on this problem I am trying to solve, even if simply changing my thought process as to how I could solve this. I am importing a custom CakePHP based CMS web ...
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WordPress (+WPMU) Import/Export ALL settings?

As we all know WordPress does not import Widgets when you import content with [Tools > Import] and I'm wondering what kind of script could do that? Database has more than just 1 single information ...
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Why do I lose all the slashes, i.e., “ \ ”, in my blogs when I import XML files by the WordPress Importer plug-in?

When I want to import the XML files with the aid of the WordPress Importer plugin, the blogs imported will lose all the slashes, i.e., "\", which are really contained in the XML files imported. Since ...
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Importing data from spreadsheet into wordpress DB, along with custom taxonomies and their terms

I am importing a large DB from an Excel spreadsheet into a wordpress DB. I was going to do it manually by creating a new table but decided to import it into the existing wordpress framework as it will ...
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How to import custom data via XML, CSV, etc

We have about 10 years of custom blog-style, databased content that we want to import into a clean install of Wordpress. There doesn't seem to be an importer plugin that works with custom databsed ...
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Importing users to Buddypress with custom fields

Here's the setup: The client uses a proprietary custom-coded PHP CMS and is wanting to move to WordPress with BuddyPress. The old, custom CMS has a roster functionality, which I'm using BuddyPress ...
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How to add featured thumbnail into import XML?

This is a sample item I am trying to insert into WordPress as post. <item> <title>XXXXXX</title> <link>xxxx/xxxxx</link> <pubDate>2012-05-23 ...