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February 1, 2010 8:22 AM Subscribe
How do I import a SQL dump of an old MovableType install into Wordpress?
posted by deezil to computers & internet (3 answers total)
I had an old old blog that ran MovableType 2.667 when the small-time host I was using shut down on me due to hardware failure. The hard drives still worked, but the rest of the box was toast. When the drives were pulled and thrown in a smiliar machine, I got a SQL dump of the MT database that was there at the time of the crash. Got set up with a new host that won't let me run CGI scripts unless I pay for the big packages. Oh well, forget about it and install Wordpress. Blog happily on that for about 4 years now, and I come across the SQL dump in some folders I'm cleaning out to reclaim some drive space. Reading back through the entries in a text editor makes me want to put this all back up on the web, and I'd love to import it into my Wordpress install. Problem is, I can't install MT on my webhost, XAMPP hasn't ever worked the greatest when I've tried it, can't really find a copy of MT 2.667, and while I can do it, web stuff is not my forte. Hive mind, some hope please?