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How to copy settings to another blog


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Old Jun 16, 2009, 04:04 AM
Ilovethistheme
 
1 posts · Jun 2009
How to copy settings to another blog

I have customized the theme to suit my blog and now I want to copy the entire theme with all its settings to another blog. I copied the entire folder to the other blog, activated it, but seems there must be an extra step because it doesn't show all the customizations. Where are these stored? Must be somewhere in the database I am thinking? Please help!
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Old Jun 16, 2009, 05:42 AM
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23,759 posts · Mar 2009
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The theme options are stored in the database. There is an export function (see http://forum.bytesforall.com/showthr...ghlight=export) but you manually have to enter the options
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Old Jun 16, 2009, 02:35 PM
fromtheranks
 
149 posts · Apr 2009
Dev Env't: XP Pro SP3, IIS 5.1, MySQL 5.1, PHP 5.2.x, WP 2.7.1, Atahualpa 3.3.3, IE 7, FF 3.0.x
Interesting. I was wondering about this myself as I'm getting ready to move from my dev environment into production. I don't have a problem with re-entering Atahualpa config settings, I can have two browsers open (local and host) and bang those out pretty quickly -- dual monitors come in real handy at times.

Follow-up question: I assume the export includes all of the WP setup stuff? Like, all the plugins, settings, and so forth? I read the text in the Codex but have no experience with what works and what doesn't. It would be a flat out drag to have to do all the WP stuff too?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Jun 16, 2009, 05:03 PM
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23,759 posts · Mar 2009
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The export.php only exports the Atahualpa options.

I'm testing a step by step way to dump the Atahualpa options from one site and import them into another. You need to have knowledge of phpMyAdmin. I'll post it when it's done, but I'll give a basic rundown.
(1) in phpMyAdmin of the database you want to copy the Atahulapa options from, you will do a 'select' and export the results.
(2) in the database you want to import to, you will
(a) in phpMyAdmin, do a 'delete' of all the existing Atahualpa options, then
(b) do an import of the file created in step (1)
and that should do it.

there are a couple possible inbetween steps, like making sure the table prefix is fixed up in the export if they are different (i.e. let's say the wordpress prefix is XX- in your test bed and it is WP- in the new location, the export has to be edited) and possible changing a url in the export file. If you need more info right away, send me a PM
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Old Jun 18, 2009, 03:19 AM
fromtheranks
 
149 posts · Apr 2009
Dev Env't: XP Pro SP3, IIS 5.1, MySQL 5.1, PHP 5.2.x, WP 2.7.1, Atahualpa 3.3.3, IE 7, FF 3.0.x
Maybe because it's late (again) and I'm tired (again), but I'm a little bit confused.

I am literally in the middle of setting up my site on my host servers.

I've copied all of the folders under my wp directory to the new wp directory, and next I believe I need to get all the wp and atahualpa option settings into the new MySQL database (which matches the database name I have here locally, with the same file name extension as set up in wp-config.php here).

The last steps will be (should then be) pointing the virtual directory on the host site to the new wp folder and updating my DNS settings in GoDaddy.

Can't I just dump the MySQL database here and restore it there?

Or if I do the WP export, couldn't I just import that via wp-admin on the host server and do the same thing? Transferring all of the settings for WP and Atahualpa?

I saw this other thread but I don't know how that fits in, i.e. how selective it is: http://forum.bytesforall.com/showthr...xport+settings.

What am I missing?

Since we're on the subject, what would also be ideal is if I can write my posts here, load them into WP here to proof them and then somehow export them, lock stock and barrel over to the host. ?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Jun 18, 2009, 08:05 AM
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23,759 posts · Mar 2009
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IF (and that is a BIG if) the settings in wp-config.php at your testbed match the settings on your host and you want to OVERLAY what exists on your host, then yes you should be able to do a MySQL export from your testbed and a MySql import at the host. You will have to go in and change the settings WP Dashboard->Settings->General Settings->WordPress address (URL) and Blog address (URL) to reflect the new addresses.

What I was trying to address is the case where you just want to move the Atahualpa settings from one site to another. Remenber a WordPress database contains lots of info: the Users, options for widgets, options for themes, extra tables a widget or plugin might use, comments people have written.

As for your last question, why not do what you want, write the posts, edit them and then when you want to move them over, just do a cut and paste?
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