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Probably a noob-ish question, but... (6 posts)

  1. Erratum5net
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Is there a way to kind of crossgrade from standard wordpress to wordpressmu without having to delete all the files on the server. I ask because I have a blog that has about 108 posts on it and about 8 pages and I really don't want to have to rebuild all that from scratch. Any and all help is appreciated.

  2. drmike
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    the standard wordpress has an importer and exporter now.

    - Export out the database via Dashboard -> Manage -> Export. Save the resulting *.xml file to your desktop.

    - You'll need to grab the uploaded filed as well if you've upload any image files to your old blog.

    - Delete the old install and replace it with the MU files. Install and all that.

    - Create a new blog and import your old blog. Dashboard -> Manage -> import.

    You're going to lose the URLs of your old blog as Mu is designed to sit in the root of the domain. You can add in the old blog as blog #1 but 1) Mu is pretty much designed for blog #1 to be the admin blog and 2) it puts blog #1 into a special /blog subdirectory so not to conflict with anything.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

  3. Erratum5net
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    so are you saying that if I had for example http://erratum5.net/shows/geekchat, it wouldn't work anymore? How so, and what would I have to do to bring it back?

  4. heyguy
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Ideally Mu is set up to use subdomains, so your urls would something like geekchat.erratum5.net. If you really think people will have a hard time finding your "new" location you could create a redirect for it in your .htaccess.

  5. drmike
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    If you're getting spidered quickly enough, it should matter to teh search engines and you can always work up a redirect. Just don't ask me for it. i never get them right. :)

  6. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 17 years ago #

    There is a redirect plugin, FWIW.

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