[wp-hackers] WordPress deployment/relocation steps
Justin W Hall
justin at justinwhall.com
Mon Jun 27 19:06:56 UTC 2011
Well, then here is a question. This plugin has been recommend to me
for this process a couple of times and also found it with a repetuable
blog post :
Is that plugin re-serializing the database?
On Jun 27, 2011, at 2:52 PM, Helen Hou-Sandi wrote:
> No, he's talking about serialized data in the database, which looks
> something like
> . The s:# indicates the length of the string, and if the actual
> length of
> the string does not match that number, that array will no longer be
> and you will lose the use of whatever data is in there. In the case
> of what
> I pasted over, you would lose any theme options you set, such as the
> menu, header image, and background color. There's plenty of
> serialized data
> in the WordPress database, and if your domain names are different
> you really should run a script of some kind to properly reserialize.
> possible that you just haven't noticed something being wrong or you
> fortunate not to currently have anything immediately noticeable that
> the serialized data, but that doesn't mean that nothing is breaking.
> are some tools out there to help you do this (e.g.
> not personally tested)
> Helen Hou-Sandi
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