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Can I do a Partial Database Restore?

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InMotionFans
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2015-12-29 3:13 pm EST

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I would like to do a clean install of Wordpress because I have so many duplicate pages from various themes "dummy" content. I would then like to upload only my database of posts. I have exported and downloaded wp-posts.sql to my computer. My question is, can I just upload that file (the posts data) to a fresh install of Wordpress? Thank you. Simon

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christopherm
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2015-12-29 3:45 pm EST
Hello Simon,

Thank you for contacting us about a partial database restore. I ran a few tests to find a workaround for you in phpMyAdmin, but I'm sure you can use whichever SQL client you prefer.

The issue is that the wp-posts.sql is of course not a full database, just a table. So you would need to "drop" that table from the database.

I was able to make it work by "dropping" the wp-posts table in a new WordPress installation and then re-creating it and importing the wp-posts.sql file.

Best,
Christopher M

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Christopher, thank you. Can you tell me how to Drop the table from the instal. Can I do the instal then the delete the table and insert mine?
Cadred
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2015-12-29 4:40 pm EST
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christopherm
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2015-12-29 6:27 pm EST
Hello Simon,

In phpMyAdmin, the "Drop" option is available on the same line as the table itself. You will see the following options: Browse, Structure, Search, Insert, Empty, Drop. Yes, you can do the new WordPress install first (which is what I did in my test) then go in and edit the table and import your wp-posts.sql data.

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