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How to completely save my wordpress data?

I am changing domain and I was wondering if using the export tool on my wordpress admin panel was enough to save all of my wordpress data? What I want to do is intall a new version of wordpress on my ...
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For a complete backup, is it enough to copy htdocs and export database?

I copied the htdocs via FTP from the server which hosts my wordpress blog. Moreover, I used phpMyAdmin to export the MySQL database. When I move to a new server, can I just create a database, run the ...
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Merging versions of wp_posts based on post_title

I have a live site and a backup/dev version of the site. For some reason (probably because I did an export from Moveable Type then moved everything from localhost to a live environment I had little ...
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Backup Buddy Questions

I have two hosting accounts. Account #1) My personal hosting account Account #2) My reseller hosting account I am hosting a friend/client on my personal account as an Add On domain. I just purchased ...
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How to backup and restore configurations

I am in the process of transferring my WordPress blog to a new host. I've copied the blog files, used XML import/export to copy the contents, and the blog is now up and running. The missing piece is ...
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Can an update corrupt my installation?

Ive got a wp theme I use on a website - the theme in question was purchased from a popular site ending in forest... So the code is not mine and I can’t speak as for its quality either way. Every ...
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Wordpress on Ubuntu 12.10: permalinks problem

I am running a backup of my website on Ubuntu 12.10 (apache+mysql). I can see properly admin and home page, but permalinks are not working (so urls like this are failing: localhost/page/.../). What ...
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How to restore all items from trash

I have accidentally deleted a WP user. By deleting it, WP removed all the media files, pages etc. I could retrieve pages and posts from trash. But I could not restore media items. Is there a way to ...
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Losing all my text and entries on ColorWay Theme

I have hosted my website on a ec2. So when the ec2 goes down and I reboot it, I need to change the dns from the old to the new dns (micro instance). Until now I was taking a manual backup of my ...
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Is It Possible to Restore Accidentally Deleted Widgets?

I accidentally deleted the widgets without dragging it to the inactive widgets section. I have a backup of all the files and the database but i have changed many things on the site other than the ...
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WordPress Admin Interface not styled properly

The laptop I was working on recently crashed. But, I managed to get everything on it backed up, including my recent WordPress project off of my local server (I use MAMP). I uploaded my SQL database ...
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Backup another database with BackUpWordPress plugin [closed]

Is there any possibilities to add another database which is connected to other wordpress plugin? My site is using two database: main wordpress db and additional db for plugin data. The Backup includes ...
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Create a clone from one WordPress site to another in a few minutes

I have a problem with two websites. For example: http://first.site http://second.site How can I make a clone of first.site to seconds.site? I want a method that I can do in a few minutes: does not ...
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wordpress database restore - broken link

I've tried to play with db backup and restore but I am dealing with difficulties. This what I've done: I backed up database using cPanel option and got 8MB large SQL file. Afterwards I installed new ...
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how to migrate wpmu from one host to the other?

this issus is different fromm How to migrate wordpress users from one blog to another since i am using WPMU, i have backup the database, and then import it to the other host, also i have changed the ...
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Mysqldump add drop table?

I notice in the Codex that the --add-drop-table option is displayed for backing up a database. Before I screw anything up, does this just mean that when the backup is eventually imported, the tables ...
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Are there any scripts, classes, and/or functions built-in to WP for a plugin to export/import its saved data from wp_options?

In WordPress, are there any supported 'script plugins', Classes, and/or a WordPress function that will allow a plugin to use to export/import its own data from the database to a txt/json file? A way ...
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Recover from failed multisite conversion

I'm normally quite the techie (look at my SF account!) but it turns out I know nothing about Wordpress and in doing so have sabotaged my wife's blog. As a family we have a hosting package through ...
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restore a db after bad backup

i haven't got any experience in wordpress so please sorry me if answers seems too trivial. one upon a time i had a blog. then the hosting service expired and i get a backup in a hurry way: the bad ...
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Where is phpMyAdmin inside WordPress?

Even if I've been coding (mainly Java and Python) for some years, I'm totally new with web apps and PHP. So please forgive me if this is a novice question. I had a WordPress blog with a friend who ...
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Backup localhost (wamp) database (phpmyadmin) from harddrive files on windows? For WordPress?

Is it possible to backup files from a old hard drive without having access to phpmyadmin? Could someone point me in the right direction?
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Wordpress backup(on another server)leading to old server addy and WP

So long story short, someone told me about BACKUPBUDDY and how good it is, etc, and it is...now long story short, one of my clients, wants to move their site from FATCOW to HOSTGATOR. I went in, ...
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BackupBuddy, for backups, backups in general etc, any good?

So long story short, i was told by a new job that they want me to migrate 2 WP sites to other hosting id assume. now, im a so-so WP noob....i googled around so that when i go into work, i atLEAST ...
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Managing Backups: Space Issues [closed]

I recently reached 95% full storage on my GMail. Approximately 60% of this was, in fact, email backups from Wordpress' "WP-DB-Backup" plugin on 10+ sites that I manage. (I get a scheduled daily backup ...
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Multisite Backup Plugin [closed]

Hi Is it possible to backup each blog separately from a multisite installation? Can I do it with: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/backwpup/ ?
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Restored my site using a backup. Seems to be OK but the posts are empty?

Hope you all can help me. I made a stupid mistake and tried to clean up some of my unused categories and found out later on that it broke my site. How can deleting a category break your site? ...
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Backing up Wordpress before an update, what's the easiest way to do this?

I'm about to update my Wordpress blog to the latest version. It was recommended that I backup my posts and database first. It seems like a plugin would be the easiest way for me to do this. What's the ...
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Restoring from a Backup after Update

I recently updated a WP site from 3.0.1 to 3.3.1. The site has been having a lot of problems since the update. I want to restore the site to a version I backed up right before updating. I used the ...
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If I backup my wordpress blog, how can I back-up all the external images I've embedded?

As in - some of the images I've uploaded - like the ones at http://astroclimatology.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/interesting-dif-between-surface-temperature-and-p850-temperature/ - use images from a ...
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How to migrate wordpress users from one blog to another

I have a client that has a single install outside of her network installation. I need to migrate the users with their passwords into the network installation. I've tried backupbuddy but it seems to ...
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What is the best method to export local WordPress installation and import to live server?

I've been building a website using Wordpress for the couple of weeks on my localhost. My plan was to export it when I'm done and then import it onto the live server. Today I found out a couple of ...
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Requirements for hosting a single WordPress Blog (upgrades / backups)

I would like to start a single WordPress Blog. As I already have some experience with one provider and as it is really cheap, I would like to use the same service for my planned blog. They offer: 1 ...
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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 2.9/...
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Plugin for automatic database backup? [closed]

Is there a reliable plugin that I could use to automatically backup the WP database? It's really important that it's just the database and not the files. I'd like it to automatically download a copy ...
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How do WordPress veterans deal with the issues of upgrading WordPress?

Sometimes upgrading WP is catastrophic: critical plugins don't work any more (and new compatible versions don't exist yet). What do the WP veterans do about it? Do they upgrade WP after the boring ...
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Does wpdb add considerable overhead on queries with large result sets?

I am working on backup-related plugin and from some research of existing plugins - they seem to favor using PHP's mysql_* functions, rather than $wpdb. Is $wpdb overhead considerable enough that it ...
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Automatic Wordpress Backup Plugin works, but says it's not

I just installed Automatic Wordpress Backup on a fresh install of wordpress, with no other plugins installed, nothing else has changed from the default install. The plugin is saying zip is not found, ...
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Faulty restore of the database, encoding issue

I messed up the settings with W3 Total Cache (tried to import all the media to my library, didn't work out well, broke all my links to every picture). So I took my latest backup of the database, copy/...
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What is the best practice to get a site from local to online?

I develop my sites on a local xamp setup. When I´m done I need to get the site to my customer´s domain. Can I use vault press or backupbuddy for this, or is there a better process ?
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Problem: Create a cron job to export posts to a WordPress XML file on server

I need a way to automatically export all WordPress posts from a specific date and have it output the file on the server that can be downloaded daily. The reason the XML format is needed is because ...
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What is the most comprehensive backup plugin for WordPress (it does not have to be free)? [closed]

Related to this question I am currently using Automatic WP backup. It works ok. Now I am looking for something more comprehensive and granular. A plugin that let's me choose the sites to backup ...
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Updating to new 3.0.5

What is the best way to back up my data before I update to the newest version. And is it important I update?
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FTP Widget Location

I am trying to recover some code I had several months ago (I have backups of everything). It was part of a text widget in my WordPress sidebar. If I have the full backup, where can I find that code? ...
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What is the best WordPress plugin for Amazon s3 backups? [closed]

I tried Automatic WordPress Backup and WordPressWPup on my Dreamhost server and both of them failed to backup blog content to Amazon s3. Is there any other free plugin to backup an entire blog to ...
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Wordpress staging environment that syncs everything except posts?

I've already looked at this question and didn't find it too helpful. We're using Wordpress as a CMS that also includes a blog/news section. The blog/news uses WP "posts" and those are made whenever ...
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How to keep a Wordpress site synchronized between two servers?

I have a WordPress site running in a dedicated server in hosting A and I would like to keep it synchronized with a copy in another hosting server for fail over protection. Is that possible?
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How can I permanently cache or “archive” a WP blog without needing future maintenance

I have a client who has an annual complete makeover of their website design and content, but they still want their old sites available to view (each with that year's respective design/CSS). Once ...
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Which Blog Client for Windows/Linux has the best support for backing/restoring your posts?

I started using Akeeba Remote Control for Joomla and was really impressed with it. When I went to look for something similar for Wordpress, I found these Weblog clients. Which one is the best for ...
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What is a better way to backup files than FTP?

I want to backup my WP flies but the FTP is really slow. Is there a better solution ? (assume CRON and SSH in a managed VPS)
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Backup the Database and Restore from the Backup?

I am using WordPress 3 and would like to backup the database to my computer (a Mac). My webhost is using PHP safe mode, so that sometimes limits what plugins I can use. What is a good way to do a ...