[wp-hackers] Blog Import/Export Idea - Google Summer of Code 2010

Andrew Gray andrew at graymerica.com
Mon Mar 22 21:47:48 UTC 2010

This was my point exactly,   If you built a system to automatically move the blog via those steps, you would serve the same purpose, but it would be pretty simple.

I think a "move my blog" system would be great if it automated all the steps.  

One of the Amazon S3 backup plugins does this exact thing, but uses Amazon S3 Buckets as the middle step.

I just do know know how much utility there would be in a "move part of my blog" system that only moves some of it, such as a date range.

I could see a system where you install a plugin in on both sites, copy an access key from one to the other, click a button and it moves everything for you.  I just do not think that remotely accessing mysql would be the way to do it.   

This is probably better suited as a plugin, then in the core however.


On Mar 22, 2010, at 5:30 PM, Jue Wang wrote:

> I think he means the 'blog_url' and 'blog_home' entries in the wp_options
> table.
> @Andrew, I think there is a role for some kind of "back-up / migrate site"
> functionality that only requires going through the WP interface, which could
> be partially what Meher is going for. The current export contains an XML of
> entries and comments -- what if you could additionally include options,
> assets, and media in the same export? Then pop that back into another blog,
> click the 'import' button, and you're done. No mucking about in FTP/MySQL.
> Incidentally, this is exactly what backup/restore is supposed to do in
> Movable Type, but it's horribly buggy and mostly useless.
> On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 5:25 PM, Mike Schinkel
> <mikeschinkel at newclarity.net>wrote:
>> On Mar 22, 2010, at 5:20 PM, Andrew Gray wrote:
>>> 4. Change the URLs in the config table
>> As I'm working on a domain-switcher plugin for my own use (and possibly to
>> release if there is significant interest in other's testing it) I'm curious
>> for you to elaborate on this step?
>> -Mike
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