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MySQL Converter tool?

  1. Hey all,

    I've been searching on the net for a good MySQL --> XML converter tool, but I haven't been able to find one that I can get to work. I need a tool where I can input a sql-file that I have, since I don't have access to my old site anymore. Is there such a tool? If so, please give me the name / link where to download it.

    Thanks so much for your help!

  2. I'm sorry we will not be able to help you here you're in the wrong
    forum this is wordprss.COM you need to direct your question over
    at the wordpress.ORG support forum...

    Correct forum » http://wordpress.org/support

    WordPress.com or WordPress.org ? The difference.

    Teck

  3. Why should I go to WordPress.org if I have my blog hosted here at WordPress.com? I DON'T have my own website anymore. I had it, but stopped it. I DID have a movable type blog in which everything was written into the database. NOW I have my blog here at wordpress.com as you can see here: http://chocoscrapheaven.wordpress.com/
    I've read that topic I think three times before you posted this link and I'm still convinced, since I do NOT host my own wordpress blog, but have it here at wordpress.com I'm in the correct forum here.

    So..... I have the option to import old blogs, including blogs from Movable type, right? But since it's a sql-file it has been written in, I can't import it without converting it. Hence the question I still have, does anyone know a good converting tool for converting my SQL-file into a XML-file so that I can import it here at my WordPress.com blog?

    Thanks for the help!

  4. Since we have no access to MySQL, volunteers here know next to nothing -or nothing - about it, nor about converting it. There is a much higher likelihood that the volunteers and moderators over at .ORG would since they actually deal with the back-end stuff on a regular basis.

  5. Also try contact support here at http://wordpress.COM/contact-support/ . Since they have access to the back-end here, they may be able to do something for you.

  6. By the way, is the MySQL backup that you have by chance from a self-hosted wordpress blog?

    If so, WordPress can be installed on your computer using WAMP (windows) or MAMP (mac) where you could then use WordPress software to convert your blog to an XML file. Depending on what version of WordPress your blog was on, you might have to work up (through versions) to get to a version with the export function. I'm not sure when they added the export function.

  7. Ah, I see. Okay, I'll try to contact support / wordpress.org forum for this specific type :) I had hoped someone here might have encountered the same thing and had found a solution :)

    I have read the faq, and already tried that option even before I had read it :lol: Only thing is...... when I try to import it, I get the message that it was done and to have fun, but actually nothing has been imported. And since I've got about 2 years worth of blogging in that database file, it would be fun to include it here.

    Anyway, I'll try the other forum and contact support. Shall I post the results here, so that others will be able to find it in case they'd like to know?

    Thanks again for all your help everyone! I highly appreciate it :) It's wonderful to have a community where everyone tries to help out each other!

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