July 5, 2011 at 8:47 pm #4896
I’ve transferred everything to a new server using the import/export. The only things that didn’t seem to transfer is the options under “upscale>>Theme Options” is there a way to transfer this using FTP? It would take a LONG time to recreate my mega menus and custom sidebar pages.
PLEASE help with this, it will save me soo much time if I can do it automatically. Thank you!July 5, 2011 at 10:06 pm #48013July 6, 2011 at 6:16 pm #48014
Everything is already transferred, all I need is the location of the files where the theme options are stored, PLEASE help with this? :)July 6, 2011 at 10:57 pm #48015
Theme options are stored in wp_options in your database, if everything is transferred your options should be there.July 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm #48016
Chris.. the instructions you linked simply said “download the database” which I had no clue how to do.. until now. Any newbies like me, please take note: You need to log into your hosting account’s MySQL database management and download the database file that corresponds to your wordpress install.. as far as I know this cannot be done via FTP.
Once you download the new database, you’ll need to add/import/upload (not sure of the correct term) the database into your new server. Once the database file is uploaded, you’ll also need to modify the wp_config.php file to reference the new database file.
I haven’t actually done this yet, but I’ve forwarded it to the administrator of the account. Can some please tell me if I have all of my details correct, or if I am missing anything? Thanks!July 7, 2011 at 4:13 pm #48017
Upon further research.. I believe you can get around transferring the entire database. You must change the URL of your wordpress installation (admin>>settings>>general options) to the new website URL. Once done, log into your MySQL and go into the database. Select the wp_options table and click “export”. I had to checkmark “save to a file” and it downloaded the table as an .SQL file. I am assuming I can simply import this file into the same wp_options table in the existing database on the new server.
Anyone have any corrections or suggestions to the information above?July 8, 2011 at 5:34 am #48018
that’s the way to do it. Backup of whole database, domain replacement with plugins like: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search-and-replace/ and database export/import procedure.July 8, 2011 at 5:33 pm #48019July 9, 2011 at 7:16 am #48020
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