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JaneParish
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Recovering page content

Do you know if there’s any way of recovering the content of the pages from the backed-up Wordpress website from a previous installation?

 

Recovering via normal route is not an option. I’ve tried everything to upload via ftp, dropping tables and altering table prefix in wp-config.php, but whatever I do nothing seems to work. So, I want to start again from scratch.

 

Many thanks!

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@JaneParish 

 

The backup of the site should have all the content files etc  - you can also try archive.org depending on how old the site is. 

 

Since there is something specific with your site that may not apply to everyone in general if you would like to contact me directly you can use the link in my signature. Please note I do not offer this suggestion often as I want people to use the community so that everyone can benefit from the knowledge

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@JaneParish 

 

Hi Jane - I'm guessing your import to the staging site didn't work??? I'm a little confused by what you are looking for here in terms of "recovering content"

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Unfortunately, uploading to the staging site didn't work - I don't know if it was the database issue or something else. So I am forced to give up on that, I must concentrate on getting the website back online. 

 

What I am wondering: is it possible to get the website 'copy', aka the website page text that website visitors read?

@JaneParish 

 

The backup of the site should have all the content files etc  - you can also try archive.org depending on how old the site is. 

 

Since there is something specific with your site that may not apply to everyone in general if you would like to contact me directly you can use the link in my signature. Please note I do not offer this suggestion often as I want people to use the community so that everyone can benefit from the knowledge

I am a GoDaddy End User - Just Like You
Check out my site! | I currently manage over 300 WordPress Websites
* Please note that I offer free advice on this forum. Thank You Info If you would like personalized help, please contact me. Otherwise, please ask your question in the proper forum so the answer can assist EVERYONE in the community and not just you. Thanks! *

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please be sure to come back and click accept for the solution

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I went back and tried the steps again to upload the backup via ftp. Initially I was somewhat flummoxed by phpMyAdmin, but this time I less blindly followed the steps - googling and reading more about what I was doing and why. This time, it worked! Thank so much for your advices. (In the end, I realised it was surprisingly straightforward.)

 

As I type, the staging site is in the process of moving to the production site. 🐵