I have a WordPress site and the database has become corrupted (long story), and it's not backed up. My plan is to create a new WordPress site from scratch and copy all the theme files, images, etc...over from the old site.

What I need to know is how to access the content from my posts and pages. I'm a novice when it comes to databases. I just want to see the post/page content as plain text so I can copy & paste it to the new site.

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If your database is truely 'corrupted' as you stated, you are unlikely to be able to retrieve your post/page content. In either case, it is located inside your MySQL database inside the wp_posts table and more specifically the post_content column.

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