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March 22, 2019 at 9:47 am #846752drew
Hi guys, I have a very time sensitive issue here so thanks in advance if you can respond sooner than later. Specifically, I had a secondary install on a multisite that required a redesign but since the content on the other sites has been updated, doing a push from staging to live inside WPEngine wasn’t an option.
Instead, I opted for an old-school export/import using the default WP function. While pages using sections show the content in text view (as expected) none of the actual sections appear. The thought of having to manually rebuild each of those (including settings) is a more than just a downer (it’s going to be an absolute day ruiner and damage cred with the client) so I’m hoping that I’m missing something here in the process.
I’ve been through documentation and search the support board but am coming up empty. Thanks for your help.
DrewGeneratePress 2.2.2GP Premium 1.7.8March 22, 2019 at 3:26 pm #847013TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Sections just use metaboxes, which do get exported and imported using the native WP tool. In fact, this is how some of our Site Library sites work.
Did you try re-exporting/importing?March 23, 2019 at 7:55 am #847540drew
Thanks Tom, we’ve already manually rebuilt everything but that’s at least good to hear as confirmation. Hopefully, we won’t have to do this again but will try importing again.
The only wrinkle there is this was a an “all content” export which means everything imported first time around would have to be manually deleted (time consuming when there’s lots of media involved).
The WP importer is pretty sketchy in general, are there any recommendations on a specific process or type of export to use (i.e. pages only as opposed to all content)?
DrewMarch 23, 2019 at 9:00 am #847582TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
When you export it should give you an option to only export pages: https://www.screencast.com/t/3gNvgvrvvvU3
The importer is definitely a little sketchy. I got to know it well when I was building the site library.March 23, 2019 at 12:38 pm #847699drew
I bet you did, there are numerous quirks unique to multisite as well but I’ll try using the pages only option next time. Many thanks!March 23, 2019 at 4:04 pm #847800
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