Please help convert sql to xml

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  • #3352362

    fs758934554
    Member

    Hello there!

    I have an old backup file (sql) that I have unsuccessfully been able to convert to xml – the needed file to upload to wordpress. I can no longer access my old hosting account.

    My situation is identical to this one…
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/trouble-importing-backup/?replies=16

    Can someone pretty please help me complete the same thing? I would be sooo grateful!!

    Thank you so very much!! :) :)

    The blog I need help with is fs758934554.wordpress.com.

    #3353487

    supernovia
    Staff

    Hi @fs758934554, all of the same warnings would be in place — your plugins, themes, and media will all be missing, and some content still might not import correctly.

    Given that, if you’re willing to upload the SQL and send a link, I can give it a shot here.

    #3353573

    fs758934554
    Member

    Hi, Supernovia!

    Thank you so much for the reply! I would be so grateful! Please let me know how to upload and send you the link.

    Much appreciation!!

    #3353629

    kokkieh
    Staff
    #3353866

    fs758934554
    Member

    Thanks so much for letting me know! The file has been uploaded. I so very much appreciate this!! :)

    #3354348

    supernovia
    Staff

    You bet. I’ve used a WordPress installation to import and update your database, export as an XML, and now I’m running the import. You should get a notification when that’s done.

    Please note this will *not* contain media, or data from plugins.

    #3354678

    fs758934554
    Member

    I can’t thank you enough for doing this for me! Much, much appreciation!

    #3354680

    fs758934554
    Member

    Can I kindly bugger you with one more question, please? The import link you sent me…how long is it available? Is it available indefinitely even without a hosted wordpress.org site?

    Thank you, so sincerely, for your help!

    #3354693

    macmanx
    Staff

    The Dropbox link will likely be removed soon, so I recommend saving the file offered there on your computer.

    #3354914

    fs758934554
    Member

    Thank you so much, macmanx!!

    #3354933

    supernovia
    Staff

    Just clarifying, the dropbox link was just a place to put the file you uploaded.

    I didn’t upload anything there — I just imported into your site here. So you don’t need to download anything from Dropbox. You need only work with the site here. If you want to create an export from that, you can.

    Hoping that helps!

    #3354962

    fs758934554
    Member

    Very helpful, all around, thank you!

    I suppose I was just trying to clarify that the import you did was, indeed, at wordpress.com, meaning it would be infinitely available, no matter if I had a hosting plan or not…?

    Hope I have that correct.

    Appreciate it!

    #3354973

    supernovia
    Staff

    Yes, all of the content I could get is there on the site you listed here at the top of the thread. It’s a free site that will stay up just like it is for the foreseeable future. Things I’d recommend at this point:

    – Delete “The Journey Begins” post
    – Add photos back in if you still have access to them (your SQL file didn’t have them)
    – Style up the blog the way you like using My Site > Design

    If you want to make the site private, you can do that too. Just be sure you stay on top of keeping your contact info up to date if your email address changes, etc, so you won’t lose account access should you ever need to reset your password.

    #3354974

    supernovia
    Staff

    Oh, noting too, unless the name fs758934554.wordpress.com means something to you, you’re welcome to change the address to something more memorable if you’d like.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/changing-blog-address/

    #3355193

    fs758934554
    Member

    I can’t thank you enough!! You have been more than helpful!! Oodles of gratitude :)

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