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Old Nov 19, 2009, 12:53 PM
rosetrees
 
102 posts · Mar 2009
Transferring a modified atahualpa theme from one site to another

I'm sure I'm missing something obvious here! I just designed a new site in Atahualpa - but it was installed on a test sub-domain. Now I want to transfer the custom design to a new site.

This is what I tried:
Using ftp software to download the entire Atahualpa folder to my computer (from the customised sub site).
Installing WP and Atahualpa on the new site.
Using ftp software to upload the entire Atahualpa folder from my computer to the new site.

It failed! The new site still looks like a fresh install.

I guess what's stumped me is - where is Atahualpa saving all those changes I made?
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 06:32 AM
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juggledad
 
22,326 posts · Mar 2009
OSX 10.8.5 WP 3.8.x Atahualpa 3.7.x Safari 6.x Firefox 25 XP
The options (all the customized settings you made using the theme options) are stored in the wordpress database. So to move them from one site to another, you need to EXPORT the settings from the original site's WordPress database and IMPORT them into the new sites WordPress database.

The Theme folder is just the code that creates the look of the site (and handles the backend option settings) - nothing is written to that.

You can do a search using the word 'EXPORT' and you will find manual directions to do this. You will have to use phpMyAdmin.

I've written an export routine (bfa_exportsql.php), but haven't finished the import side of it. If you wish to use the export routine, let me know and I'll send it to you.
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 07:07 AM
rosetrees
 
102 posts · Mar 2009
Thanks juggledad. I was hoping I could transfer a modified theme to an existing site without transferring the database, as I'm guessing this would overwrite the database on the existing site.

I was beginning to think that was the case so I guess the moral of the story is not to design my "template" on a test domain but to design it in situ.

Carol
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 08:34 AM
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22,326 posts · Mar 2009
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you don't have to transfer the entire database, just the Atahualpa options, a small subset of the wp-options table
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 09:39 AM
rosetrees
 
102 posts · Mar 2009
oh - ok - thanks. If I used your export routine, would that show me how to export just the bit I need?
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 11:07 AM
runbei
 
22 posts · Oct 2009
Mountain View, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by rosetrees
oh - ok - thanks. If I used your export routine, would that show me how to export just the bit I need?
I'm in the same boat as you - and, well, I discovered that it IS technical, unfortunately. You'll find instructions at:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_Wo...o_a_New_Server

See also the links at the bottom of the page, especially:

http://www.velvetblues.com/web-devel...og-or-website/
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 12:23 PM
runbei
 
22 posts · Oct 2009
Mountain View, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by juggledad
you don't have to transfer the entire database, just the Atahualpa options, a small subset of the wp-options table
juggledad - I succeeded in getting into the MySQL database through GoDaddy Hosting Control Center. I chose the Export function and then wp_options in the left column. I'm now seeing 15 pages of options, one per line in the database.

Should I select all the options whose names begin with "bfa_ata..." and then click Export; then get into the new WordPress database and choose Import? I want to be real careful with this, because I don't want to screw-up the existing site which has a bazillion posts. So please forgive the nitpicking questions.
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 12:51 PM
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22,326 posts · Mar 2009
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The bfa_exportsql.php will only export the Atahualpa options. the idea is so you can export from a test site and dump the atahualpa options into a new site so they will look the same.

runbei: You do not have to dump the entire database to copy the Atahualpa options. the directions you are looking at are for MOVING your entire site to a new location.

The code I'm working on is an automated method, currently there is a guide for doing this see: http://forum.bytesforall.com/showthr...ghlight=export
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:41 PM
jstein
 
95 posts · Sep 2010
Hi JuggleDad. I'm trying to understand this post and have also tried using the Export/Import feature in Atahualpa to transfer my jonathanstein.org site over to embodiedawakeninginstitute.com. They are both on the same server with the same host. Is there an easy way to do this?

I thought that if I just exported the settings text file out of the jonathanstein.org, and import it back into my other site, that that would do it. Not so. My new site still looks like the template theme, fresh "out of the box", so to speak. Do you have more specific instructions for this kind of thing?
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:51 PM
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22,326 posts · Mar 2009
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This thread is no longer relevant since 3.4.9 when the export/import settings option was added.

Now you just export the settings from one site and import them in the new site.
When you do the import, make sure you see the green 'import successful' message, if not, do the import again. I have had cases where it toke a time or three to get the successful import message to show,
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Old Oct 29, 2010, 07:05 PM
jstein
 
95 posts · Sep 2010
Hi JuggleDad. Any chance you could send me this document that you mentioned? I"m tyring to figure out how to transfer my site to a new domain. Apparently it's not as simple as using the Export/Import functions in ATO. I tried it and nothing seemed to happen at all.
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Old Oct 29, 2010, 08:31 PM
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lmilesw
 
10,110 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
When you say you tried to export and import and nothing happened do you mean you now have two sites and you are trying to make one look like the other or you want to totally move a site to a new server?
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Old Oct 29, 2010, 09:12 PM
jstein
 
95 posts · Sep 2010
I have www.jonathanstein.org pretty well built. But I decided on a new name for the company so bought the domain name and now want to transfer the whole site over to www.embodiedawakeninginstitute.com.

But since I'm using the same host company, I assume that means it would still be on the same server, yes?

So, in ATO 3.5.3, using the Start>Import/Export option at the top of the options list, I first Export the text file from jonathanstein.org to my desktop. Then Imported it to my new site, expecting (niavely) that something amazing was going to happen. Actually, something amazing did happen! ...Nothing! :'D

Can you help?

Thanks again!
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Old Oct 29, 2010, 09:18 PM
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10,110 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
Now I am clear. And just to be sure are both of those sites are using 3.5.3?
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