It may be time for a rebuild

joomlaIf you've uninstalled and installed lots of software or if you've performed one too many upgrades, you might find that you need to rebuild your Joomla site from scratch.

New site

Start by building your new Joomla site.


Exporting tables

Now you need to export tables.  Here's how to do it using phpMyAdmin...

  1. Select the table and choose the Export tab.
  2. Then choose Add DROP TABLE and Save as file and then click Go.

Using phpMyAdmin export the following tables from your old database:

  • abcd_assets
  • abcd_categories
  • abcd_contact_details
  • abcd_content
  • abcd_content_frontpage
  • abcd_menu
  • abcd_menu_types
  • abcd_modules
  • abcd_modules_menu
  • abcd_usergroups
  • abcd_users
  • abcd_user_usergroup_map
  • abcd_weblinks

These are the main tables, and depending on your site you may decide to export more.


Import the tables

Now you can import the tables to your new database...

  1. Select the new table and choose the Operations tab.
  2. Rename the table using the old table name.
  3. Select the Import tab.
  4. Click the Choose file button to browse to your downloaded sql file and click Go.
  5. Go back to the Operations tab, and rename the table back to it's original name.



You will also typically want to migrate the entire /images folder.


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