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Can i reinstall wordpress AND use my database backup?

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i need to reinstall wordpress but i don't want to lose the pages i made and i have a database backup downloaded to my computer. is it possible to delete wordpress and install it again and then add what i have from the database backup?


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Yes. However, if you have any files that were customized (typically the files within your themes folder) you might at least back that up as well. Also, it would not hurt to backup wp-config.php which has all your database settings.


Keep in mind that deleting the Wordpress files will not delete the database. So in saying, you can delete the files and reinstall WP without losing the database. You would then just edit your wp-config.php file and enter in your database information.

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