Export/Import WordPress configuration file

  1. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    BostonCab - The problem with plugin export is that each plugin is different. There's no one place for them to store data.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  2. Kisa-chan

    That would be a great tool for all of us, specially if it saves the widgets configuration, it's really tedious to do it all again =S

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  3. nickkomissarenko

    How about just import export database for new site and extract predefined themes and plugins.
    I use it all times. In general prefer Twenty eleven themes with some customization. And for plugins use zip file which include my gentlemen set of plugins, Just extract it through Cpanel, it take 5 second, and import database. All done.

    If you would like to import some standard article (posts, pages,Categories etc) you can use "WordPress Importer plugin"

    If you need further explanation I can create video clip step-by-step ( English -Russian ) with example.


    Posted: 6 years ago #
  4. Kiefer

    It won't make it into 3.3? so that means its just a testing thing for you guys? i think u shud have it

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  5. If we were playing in the Drupal world, there is an opensource project call DRUSH that does all of these sorts of things for Drupal. Perhaps the WordPress guys can take a look at that for some ideas.

    I don't know of any free way to do it. Although I haven't tried it myself I read that Backup Buddy will do all of this.

    But I'll just trudge along through doing all the settings manually for now until WORSH (WordPress Shell) comes out :-)

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  6. Oh wait, looks like a guy already started a project like that and then abandoned it.

    But he called it WPSH ... Quick somebody should get the code and do something with it :-)

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  7. Kiefer

    I guess anyone can start workin on it however who does better thats my Q

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  8. Some theme developers extended the wp-importer plugin.

    On theme activation you can choose your desired content.
    It loads your blank wp install with dummy content containing all theme settings, widget infos + positions and nearly everything you can edit from the backend.

    Dummy content reduces the learning curve for complexe themes.
    It's much easier to adjust the content instead of guessing a custom field's intention and syntax.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  9. beanneu

    After three days of trying to upload my local test site to bluehost I agree it's crazy not to have this. Folks here are talking about doing it manually, which I'm willing to do but not sure how to do that. I made a child theme from 2010.I'm new to WP, so I can't get clear on what is stored in mysql db (or how to it export correctly) and what is stored in WP files......permissions seem to be getting me..

    If I export under tools, sounds like I lose themes changes, widgets, what about media content....sorry to be such an idiot brain is fried......

    Realize building a local test site was probably a bad idea.

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  10. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    The easiest way is to export the DB, do a search/replace for localhost/yourdomain and import that into BlueHost.

    Works just like this: http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress#Moving_WordPress_to_a_New_Server

    Basically your local install is the old server :)

    DB: all your posts content, theme settings

    Files: all the files that run WP, plugins, theme design, images

    Posted: 5 years ago #

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    Good idea! We're working on it