Migrating a HUGE WordPress blog

A flock of birds is moving across the background of a big bank of cloud against a bright blue sky - WordPress logos accompany them, and the text *Migrating WordPress to a New Server* has been added to the pictureFor the last few days, I have been following the instructions in this post by Dennis Howlett: How to migrate a monster WordPress blog.

This method is only needed if you don’t have full server access to take a MySQL dump and a wp-content dump in order to migrate a blog using PHPMyAdmin or equivalent.

Dennis’ post shows how you can still migrate a very large blog using the native WordPress export feature, splitting the export .xml file into smaller components using a WXR splitter, then using the native WordPress import feature to upload the archives.

It’s tedious as hell, but it does work.

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