Back up Media Library

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  • #746670

    Is there an easy way to backup all media files, that are uploaded in an wordpress.com blog?
    Am I right that the media will not be included in the export file I can create at Tools > Export?

    Thanks in advance! :)

    #746851

    timethief
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    When you create an XML export file and then import it you will be queried as to whether or not you wish to include the attachments (images, media files).

    Importing Media (Photos, Videos)
    If you are importing content from another WordPress-powered blog, you can automatically download your attachments: just tick the Download and import file attachments checkbox in the 2nd step and the files will be downloaded from your old host and uploaded to WordPress.com. http://en.support.wordpress.com/import/

    #747007

    imperfectal
    Member

    Does this stay true if moving from a WordPress hosted blog to a self hosted WordPress installation?

    Thanks.

    #747008

    airodyssey
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    @imperfectal: As long as you didn’t delete the WordPress.com blog and its content, and as timethief quoted, you can import the attachments as well (images, etc.).

    #747009

    imperfectal
    Member

    Many thanks. Just trying to deal with a situation where the admin/’site owner’ (the one in the group who set the site up) is threatening to go a bit rogue on us. Hoping to extricate what we can from the situation and start anew elsewhere.

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