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Copy site from one multisite to another

I have a live multisite and a development version of the live multisite. The top level sites are different, but all the other sites are (or more accurately, will be) the same. I need to export one of ...
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How to perform WordPress backups using wp-cli?

I am relatively new to working with WordPress, but I am very comfortable with, and prefer to use the command line. I need to backup WordPress before performing a version upgrade. I came across wp-cli ...
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what to backup (for partial restore)??

My site has hacked three times, and as forced by host provider, now there is no option in front of me, except restoring a healthy backup for around 3 weeks ago. (Hacker had created a backdoor in my ...
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Backup blog posts only

I have a Wordpress site with a lot of pages and blog posts. I want to create a new site but keep all blog posts, just blog posts and no pages. How can I achieve this? When I backup the database from ...
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Post restoration

I backed up a version of my wordpress site which contains several posts. Lets call this website website A. I have a different website which also contains several posts. Lets call this one website B. ...
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Using database in new instalation

I have a Wordpress instance in my production environment. I have created a new raw instalation in my development machine, and I have imported the database from production. I have changed the ...
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Upgrading from 3.4.2 [duplicate]

I recently took on a new client who runs a fairly active news site powered by WordPress. Part of what he wishes me to do is upgrade his WordPress version, something he's neglected to do since 3.4.2, ...
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Backup wordpress installation on shared hosting

I have a wordpress website on a shared hosting. For redundancy reasons, I want to have a copy of the site on another shared hosting, so that if the first one is down, the traffic can be redirected to ...
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Backing up an old version of WP before upgrading

I just took over a site running 3.3.1 and I'd like to back up the site and move it to local host so I can test the upgrade process locally to make sure nothing breaks. I've looked at BackWPup but it ...
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Back up uploads folder outside of wp-content?

I've changed the default uploads location to mysite/media instead of wp-content/uploads because the url looks better. That said, backup programs like WP Clone seem only to backup media when it's in ...
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WordPress Backup

I'm learning how to backup right now and I'd like some validation. From what I understood, to fully backup my Wordpress I need two things. One backup for my database and another for theme files. The ...
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How to setup a wordpress backup in localhost?

I have a database backup and entire site folder backup of a wordpress site. I want to setup it in my localhost. These are the steps I followed. Create a database Import the database_backup.sql Open ...
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Clone wordpress blog on localbox manually

I'm trying to clone a wordpress blog that i have on a internet web server on my local machine. I performed the following steps. Backed up and Restored Mysql DB on localbox Copied all filesystem files ...
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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, ...