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June 14, 2017 at 1:29 pm #333658Jay Martin
For some reason, I can’t seem to locate any Menu data in any of the Export data types in any of the files produced by the GP Export facility (Appearance > GeneratePress, under “Import / Export”).
The Menu Plus stuff only deals with the settings for that Addon. There’s a Secondary Nav Settings option, but what I need is a “Primary Nav Settings” option that completely dumps/reconstructs my many menu options. Neither the Blog Settings nor General Settings yielded any results.
Did I miss something obvious?GeneratePress 1.3.48GP Premium 1.3June 14, 2017 at 1:35 pm #333662LeoStaffCustomer Support
I think all of that would be stored in the WordPress database as it’s just a normal WordPress menu.
That kind of data, such as content as well, should be stored with WordPress so when you want to switch themes (hopefully not 🙂 ) it would be easy so you don’t have to rebuild the menu each time.
Let me know if this helps.June 14, 2017 at 1:45 pm #333665Jay Martin
Well, I did a full-blown (stock, no special plugin used) export of the entire site, and then examined the XML data dump. I could not find anything resembling my menu data, done by searching for obvious unique text patterns in the menu data.
I’ll look again.June 14, 2017 at 1:49 pm #333666LeoStaffCustomer Support
Maybe something like this would help? https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4705413/where-does-wordpress-store-custom-menusJune 14, 2017 at 1:52 pm #333667Jay Martin
That raw database approach looks handy, if not…well, raw.
I just tried the stock WP export again, and this time I found the XML menu defs. My sincerest apologies.
However, since I have your attention (and for posterity), can you folks recommend any decent plugin that would allow one to extract only a defined subset of data from a WP site? Your plugin recommendations have been spot-on in the past, so I just thought I’d ask.
Thanks for your help, Leo!June 14, 2017 at 2:31 pm #333681LeoStaffCustomer Support
No apologies needed. These are good questions that help me to learn as well 🙂
I haven’t had to use one myself but will ask Tom if he has.
Generally the reviews for plugins are pretty creditable so I just go by them.June 14, 2017 at 6:57 pm #333754TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Hmm, couldn’t really find any plugins, but I found this: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3546502/export-wordpress-nav-menusJune 14, 2017 at 7:01 pm #333757Jay Martin
Given that the StackOverflow post is 6 years old, I hope you don’t mind if I pass on that one. 😉
But thanks for the effort, Tom!June 14, 2017 at 7:07 pm #333765TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
I don’t think the location of the menu items has changed.
There’s some plugins, but they’re old. Seems strange there isn’t more options – seems like a pretty important feature to have.June 14, 2017 at 8:02 pm #333777Jay Martin
Yes, I agree entire — when it comes to export/import, one should have the ability to select which pieces ‘n parts to transfer.
I have been relegated to editing the XML for an all-in-one WP dump in order to transfer just the pieces I need. There must be a plugin out there that does that, so it’s off to spend time researching that.
Sometimes I feel that researching plugins on the wordpress.org site to be a lot like searching for a film to watch on Netflix…
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