Making a new wordpress site! Great :-)
Only trouble is there is already a website there with visitors going to it, so we have two options, make the website on a new server so the URL while we set it up will me http://18.104.22.168/mywebsite.com or set it up in a sub folder http://www.mywebsite.com/newdesign etc.
Everything works great, but with some widgets (and sometimes template options as well) they just disappears from the website when the url is changed to the live site (http://www.mywebsite.com).
This problem has been bugging me for months, the only solution I have found is a 3 step process that includes patching the wp-core includes/functions file (something I dont want to do as it prevents upgrades).
I understand that the problem lies in how the wp widgets and templates are stored in the wp options db table but before I start a new build I would really like to hear peoples work-arounds to this?