November 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm #17962
My website is designed with the 1.2 version and I would like toupdate to the 1.4 version.
When I create a mirror website and all my custom settings disappeared…
I would like to update the main website:what is the best way?November 17, 2012 at 5:11 pm #97669November 17, 2012 at 7:10 pm #97670November 18, 2012 at 6:56 am #97671
Sure because you need to be careful with the theme update. Make a backup of your old theme files first, then update your theme files by using a ftp program like filezilla and the changelog (called version.rtf) which helps you to replace the modified files only. Then compare your “old” modified theme files with the new theme files (you can use tools like notepad++) and redo your customizations.November 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm #97672November 19, 2012 at 8:20 pm #97673
The theme settings are all stored in the wp_options table created by wordpress. The tables should be avia_options_corona_dynamic_pages, avia_options_corona_dynamic_elements, and all other options like theme colors etc are stored in “avia_options_corona .
DevinNovember 20, 2012 at 10:20 pm #97674
thank you for the reply.
It’s strange, because I exported/imported the database tables, I changed the main URL in tables and settings are not the same…
OlivierNovember 23, 2012 at 6:32 am #97675
Its not a good idea to edit an sql export If you want to change the URL of the export, first change both URLs in WordPress Admin > Settings. Save and then export the file with the correct URL already in place, and after the export is complete, change the URL back to the original for the old website. The export will contain the correct url’s ready for the import with no need to edit any files.
To make things easier, I strongly suggest that you setup a Corona child theme so that the next time you upgrade, the Corona parent directory can be overwritten by the update without any worries since all modifications will be in the Child theme folder. You can download the Corona Child Theme here or make it yourself (it’s just 1 file with a few lines)
You would need to use ftp to upload the folder found inside the zip and place it next to your Corona theme. Then Go to the backend where you normally activate themes, and you will see an option to activate the Corona child. There are a number of benefits to running a child theme:
(1) Less stressful and faster upgrades.
(2) Ability to have multiple child themes so that you can try different things without worrying about being able to revert back.
(3) Ability to override all functions of the parent theme by use of functions.php file inside the child theme.
A a child theme is where identical copies of theme files reside only if you’ve customized them. So for those that never touch a theme file, the child folder would be empty except for the required css file. All else is optional.
You can read a long reply I’ve made on the subject here for Angular Theme, though the same concept applies for every WordPress theme. http://www.kriesi.at/support/topic/ (Purchase code hidden if logged out) – (Purchase code hidden if logged out) – (Purchase code hidden if logged out)
Here is a complete explanation of Child Themes and their benefits. http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes
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