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Given the fact that we are going to be discontinuing the Blog service, we expect lots of clients asking us to provide SFTP access, as well as creating DNS redirects.
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They'll typically do that in order to move their blog to another hosting provider.
 
  
Now, with regards to SFTP access, it is NOT possible to provide them access, mainly because it's a shared platform and that would constitute a risk. Plus, that would not
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The Scoilnet blog hosting service will be discontinued soon.  Clients who wish to move their blogs to other hosting providers can '''export''' a copy of their blog in a format which can be imported by other Wordpress providers. Posts, pages, media, galleries, slidedecks, and content enabled by plugins can all be exported.
give them access to the database either, which contains the posts, pages, settings and so on.
 
  
If they ask for the database, again we CAN NOT give them access or export it, for the same reasons stated above.
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We cannot give '''SFTP''' access to clients and we cannot provide access to the database, as there would be a risk of exposing data owned by other clients.  The '''export''' function should be sufficient.
 
 
Thankfully, none of that is necessary for them to migrate their blog.  Wordpress has a feature to export posts, media, galleries, etc.  The lines below explain how to import/export
 
a blog.
 
 
 
The procedure to export a blog is:
 
  
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=To Export a Blog=
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'''1 - In your Wordpress Dashboard, go to Tools/Export'''
 
'''1 - In your Wordpress Dashboard, go to Tools/Export'''
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[[File:Example.jpg]]
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[[File:Export1.png]]
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'''2 - Choose either All Content or Media, Posts, Pages individually, and click on "Download Export File"'''
  
'''2 - Choose either All Content or Media, Posts, Pages individually.'''
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[[File:Export5.png]]
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  * Bear in mind that this won't download the actual files, but a xml file with metadata.
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  * You can choose specific dates, if you want to dismiss old content or if you have a large media library and the download is going to take too long to download in a single batch.
  
'''3 - Click on "Download Export File"'''
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=To Import a Blog=
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'''3 - On your new provider, access your new Wordpress, and go to Tools/Import and Click on "Run Importer"'''
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[[File:Export2.png]]
  
  Bear in mind that this won't download the actual files, but a xml file with metadata.
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'''4 - Choose the xml file that you downloaded earlier to your computer, and click "Upload File and Import"'''
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[[File:Expor3.png]]
  
'''4 - On your new provider, access your new Wordpress, and go to Tools/Import.'''
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'''5 - If the user in your scoilnet blog does not exist in your new installation, it will let you choose between creating a user or assign the posts to an existing user. Choose whatever suits you better.'''
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5 - Click on "Run Importer"
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'''6 - Mark the checkbox "Download and import file attachments" and click Submit.'''
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6 - Choose the xml file that you downloaded earlier to your computer, and click "Upload File and Import"
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After the import finishes, you should be able to display the old content in your new blog.
  
7 - If the user in your scoilnet blog does not exist in your new installation, it will let you choose between creating a user or assign the posts to an existing user. Choose whatever suits you better.
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=PDF Version of Export/Import Instructions=
  
8 - Mark the checkbox "Download and import file attachments" and click Submit.
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The above '''export''' and '''import''' instructions, which can be sent to clients: [[Media:Exportblog.pdf|Exportblog.pdf]]
 
 
After the import finishes, you should be able to display the old content in your new blog.
 
  
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=DNS redirection=
  
DNS
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We will redirect domain names - e.g. ''someschool.scoilnet.ie'' and ''www.someschool.scoilnet.ie'' - to any other domain name or IP address requested.

Latest revision as of 17:39, 12 February 2019

The Scoilnet blog hosting service will be discontinued soon. Clients who wish to move their blogs to other hosting providers can export a copy of their blog in a format which can be imported by other Wordpress providers. Posts, pages, media, galleries, slidedecks, and content enabled by plugins can all be exported.

We cannot give SFTP access to clients and we cannot provide access to the database, as there would be a risk of exposing data owned by other clients. The export function should be sufficient.

To Export a Blog


1 - In your Wordpress Dashboard, go to Tools/Export

Export1.png

2 - Choose either All Content or Media, Posts, Pages individually, and click on "Download Export File"


Export5.png

 * Bear in mind that this won't download the actual files, but a xml file with metadata.
 * You can choose specific dates, if you want to dismiss old content or if you have a large media library and the download is going to take too long to download in a single batch.

To Import a Blog


3 - On your new provider, access your new Wordpress, and go to Tools/Import and Click on "Run Importer"
Export2.png



4 - Choose the xml file that you downloaded earlier to your computer, and click "Upload File and Import"
Expor3.png



5 - If the user in your scoilnet blog does not exist in your new installation, it will let you choose between creating a user or assign the posts to an existing user. Choose whatever suits you better.

6 - Mark the checkbox "Download and import file attachments" and click Submit.

After the import finishes, you should be able to display the old content in your new blog.

PDF Version of Export/Import Instructions

The above export and import instructions, which can be sent to clients: Exportblog.pdf

DNS redirection

We will redirect domain names - e.g. someschool.scoilnet.ie and www.someschool.scoilnet.ie - to any other domain name or IP address requested.