WordPress noob totally frustrated trying to export from 22.214.171.124
November 1, 2008 9:20 PM Subscribe
Way old version of WordPress (126.96.36.199). I need to upgrade, obviously. I am considering switching hosts at the same time and so I am trying to figure out how to export the current blog so I can import it once upgraded at either current or new host. But I can't figure out how to export on 188.8.131.52 and I am so frustrated.
posted by librarina to technology (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Apologies in advance for length. I know just enough to get in trouble, as you will see, so I am trying to cover all my bases in terms of providing information.
My site is currently hosted on cornerhost.com; I access my database using phpMyAdmin (version 4.1.22-standard), and I have an installation of WordPress 184.108.40.206. Obviously this needs to be upgraded, badly. I am willing to stay with the same host but it is not simple for me to manage my WP databases and that is a large reason why I am considering switching. I have an account with dreamhost.com for another site, and am enamored of the ease of installing and updating software such as WordPress. So I am leaning towards moving to Dreamhost to avoid future such problems.
EXCEPT I want to move the blog, obviously, and the same problem exists whether I am just upgrading in place at my current host or moving to a new host: I can't figure out how to export the existing blog. I can export a SQL file (or CSV, Excel, LaTeX, etc) from phpMyAdmin. But new WordPress (where the Import feature is really easy to find!) wants a "WordPress eXtended RSS (WXR) file." I know I have imported from a Movable Type blog, so import/export must exist in my current installation ... somewhere? But I simply cannot find it.
WordPress Codex doesn't have much documentation on 220.127.116.11, and I've tried searching Codex and Google and understanding the results, but I am so frustrated that I may well be overlooking some relevant information in search results etc.
So, does anyone have experience with old versions of WordPress? Can you help me export? Or perhaps guide me on importing a SQL or other type of export?