I have a live site with many entries and the client would like to change the Text Areas to Wygwam fields in order to leverage the Wygwam features.

If I make this change, will I lose any existing data? Is there something I need to do to avoid losing data in the change over?


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No, you will not lose any existing data. Additionally, Wygwam gives you an option to "convert previous entries" which is very handy if your textarea field formatting was set to "Auto <br />" or "XHTML"

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  • Thanks Alex. I appreciate the prompt (and positive) feedback.
    – forrest
    Feb 4, 2013 at 19:06

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