- 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. 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. That would constitute a risk, by giving them access to other client's data, as well as opening the system to a potential attack. Plus, that would not
give them access to the database either, which contains the posts, pages, settings and so on.
Should they ask for their database or access to it, again we CAN NOT fulfill the request because of what's stated above.
- Thankfully, none of that is necessary for them to migrate their blog. Wordpress has a feature to export posts, media and galleries. It even lets you export Slidedecks and other features provided by 3rd party plugins. The lines below explain how to import/export
- The procedure to export a blog is:
1 - In your Wordpress Dashboard, go to Tools/Export
Bear in mind that this won't download the actual files, but a xml file with metadata.
4 - Click on "Run Importer"
5 - Choose the xml file that you downloaded earlier to your computer, and click "Upload File and Import"
6 - 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.
7 - 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.