I'm trying to restore an old WP backup, which is an .sql file, to my blog on WordPress.com. Since WP now only accepts .XML backups, I tried to locally install WP, import the .sql file, then run WP and export as .XML to obtain the useable backup. I used these instructions and am now stuck on "Run WordPress:"
Here is the only way to do that here:
Windows: install Xampp
Mac: install Mamp
Linux: no idea but something will exist
Import your file into the database.
Change the 'Home' url in wp_options in the database
From that blog Tools > Export to get the file.
Sounds complex, it's pretty straightforward and lots of guides exist.
NOTE: I changed both "Home" and "Siteurl" to "http://localhost/wordpress" (which is my locally hosted wordpress).
At this point, when I go to http://localhost/wordpress, WordPress does not load; the page is blank. I'm assuming that I'm still missing something here. Could anyone please give me a hand? I would greatly appreciate it.
The blog I need help with is cindyli.wordpress.com.