Support » Plugin: More Types » Best way to transition out of dormant 'more types' plugin

  • Resolved hongpong


    Working on a site that wasn’t updated about three years, want to transition out of ‘more types’, ‘more taxonomies’ & it’s not blazingly clear from an outside developer perspective if another plugin can grab onto these structures or if I have to register new post and taxonomy types by hand, somehow export the table data first or etc.

    Obvi there are quite a few plugins like this in the WP ecosystem and some kind of ‘tail end’ approach would make a much better dev experience than letting them all fade without closure.

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  • I just had luck migrating to the Custom Post Type UI plugin. But I think these steps would probably work with any custom post type creator.

    1. Back up your database.
    2. Install Custom Post Type UI
    3. Create a new post type with the same settings as your current custom post type. Use a slightly different slug for the new post type. Ex. my old post type was external-news-link, new: external-media-link
    4. Export the content from your existing custom post type using the WordPress export tool (Tools menu > Export).
    5. Use a good text editor to open the export file.
    6. Run a find & replace on the file to replace the old slug with the new one. – Save.
    7. Run a WordPress import (Tools > Import) to import your modified file.
    8. Check to make sure everything is imported.

    Hope that works for you! I’m sure there’s a smarter, more elegant solution out there but this worked in a pinch.

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