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Problems importing WP_OPTIONS widget_text in Windows (2 posts)

  1. bobbingwide
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Scenario:
    Run backupwordpress on Linux server
    Download .sql file to local Windows machine
    Import .sql file into local database

    Problem:
    Text widgets missing in imported site.

    Analysis:
    backupwordpress doesn't export strings with escape characters
    so some of the serialised strings get corrupted when importing in a Windows environment.

    The following example produces the correct results
    s:18:\"[bw_telephone]\r\n\r\n\";
    but you get the incorrect results when the characters are not escaped.

    Notes: backwpup did not exhibit the same problems.

    PS. I noticed another problem

    Timestamps would not import. ERROR 1064 (42000)
    They were missing single quotes.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/backupwordpress/

  2. Tom Willmot
    Human Made
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Herb,

    Thanks for the bug report, feel free to open them as tickets over on github if you get chance, here: https://github.com/humanmade/BackUpWordPress/issues/new, also if you fancy having a go at fixing them, pull requests are welcome!

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