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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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Where does the Media Library live in the database?

I'm exporting a Wordpress site from localhost to a web host, and I am unable to import the Media Library, as the web host is unable to contact localhost. I've uploaded all of the localhost files from ...
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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 advice/...
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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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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). However,...
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How to force update all posts after import

I recently imported large number of custom posts into wordpress. all works fine, except one taxonomy which is imported, but not show at the front end, until i click on every post "update" button. I ...
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Moving a blog from Tumblr to Wordpress

I want to move all my content, posts and pics from Tumblr to Wordpress ..! What would be the best way to do this???
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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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How to import wordpress posts with images from one wordpress site to another?

I have used Tools->import&export but it didn't work. I have tried using Wp-All-Import and Export plugin then also it is not working. Only the content imported not the images. How to fix this issue....
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Import and replace existing page/post content

Is there any way to import a basic, exported Wordpress content XML file and have it replace the existing content? What I'm trying to do is synch up two instances of a site (development and staging ...
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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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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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Is there a way to trigger an automatic import of a WP backup on creation of a new WP multisite site?

I have a WP backup file of sample content I use when I set up a new site on my WP multisite install (I use it for theme dev work for clients). Is there a way to trigger the import function to fire ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Custom post types not imported properly

I've registered a custom post type: function create_gallery_post_type() { register_post_type( 'sim_gallery', array( 'labels' => array( 'name' => __( 'Sim Gallery' ) ), ...
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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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Download/View Schema (or DTD) for XML Import

Where can I download the schema (or DTD) for the layout of the WordPress import/export file format?
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How can I export and then import posts with featured images?

I'd like to move a set of posts from one wordpress site to another. WordPress has a native export tool that allows posts to be exported. But this tool doesn't preserve featured images. I'm aware ...
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Using the Importer on an IIS Server

I'm running into an issue for a client whereby I keep getting the same error over and over again whilst trying to import an exported file (into an IIS environment): Sorry, there has been an error. ...
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Failed media import

I sat up MAMP on my mac and installed wordpress 3.1. Then, I exported my wordpress.com ina tried to import to my local wordpress.... I ticked import media option and I was hoping that I will get all ...
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wordpress insert post without actions/hooks

I am developing a custom importer for WordPress (because we have a very custom setup and the available tools don't seem to work for our scenario). During this import, I'd like to disable any hooks ...
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GUID not updated on import

I've exported data from my dev server and imported it to my prod server. One template is listing child pages and uses $page->guid to get link to page. The problem is that this link still points to ...
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Exporting just posts of a specific category

I have found the export tool particularly useful for moving posts from sites to site, and even once wrote an extension for Elgg to export its content into wordpress export format for migration to ...
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Update Custom Field on Imported Post Creation

So I've created a function that updates several custom fields in a post when the post is created. The idea is to sanitize this information so that I can easily use it for other purposes. The ...