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Nayway to convert NON WP database to Wordpress?

Discussion in 'General Scripting Chat' started by fbrcold, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. fbrcold

    fbrcold Junior Member

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    Hey Guys/gals,

    I have been racking my brain with this one. I have a database for one of my old websites that is non wordpress. It has about 22,000 recipes but the site sucks for SEO optimization. I want to take the recipes table that is non wordpress and import it into wordpress so I can work on the SEO for the site. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. tctuvan

    tctuvan Registered Member

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    Hire a freelancer, i can import for you
     
  3. NojWang

    NojWang Newbie

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    That shouldn't be a problem if you are comfortable working with your database files. (backup first pls)

    Here is some info from wordpress as well as some plugins to help
    codex.wordpress.org/Importing_Content

    I would use a test server and work with backups, just incase.
    Alternatively just cut the chq and hire a freelancer ;)
     
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  4. gabfire

    gabfire Newbie

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    Yeah as NojWang said - you can dump the content down as posts, but you'll likely want to massage it first. For large projects we use dedicated ETL tools, but for something small like this I'd look at putting the 22000 recipes into Excel, manipulating it as you need to, and then going from there into the posts table. I'm almost certain there are a billion WordPress Excel import tools that'll even make your life easier:)
     
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