[wp-hackers] WordPress deployment/relocation steps

Blue Chives info at bluechives.com
Mon Jun 27 19:06:37 UTC 2011

In short yep.  The Link to the search replace is ok, but doesn't do 2-3 level serialised data.  That said it is a good start.

On 27 Jun 2011, at 19:52, Helen Hou-Sandi <helen.y.hou at gmail.com> wrote:

> No, he's talking about serialized data in the database, which looks
> something like
> a:3:{s:18:"nav_menu_locations";a:1:{s:7:"primary";i:3;}s:12:"header_image";s:77:"
> http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-content/themes/twentyten/images/headers/path.jpg";s:16:"background_color";s:6:"FFFFFF";}
> . 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 valid
> 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 nav
> menu, header image, and background color. There's plenty of serialized data
> in the WordPress database, and if your domain names are different lengths
> you really should run a script of some kind to properly reserialize. It's
> possible that you just haven't noticed something being wrong or you are
> fortunate not to currently have anything immediately noticeable that uses
> the serialized data, but that doesn't mean that nothing is breaking. There
> are some tools out there to help you do this (e.g.
> http://interconnectit.com/124/search-and-replace-for-wordpress-databases/ -
> not personally tested)
> --
> Helen Hou-Sandi
> http://www.helenhousandi.com
> On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 2:35 PM, James Tryon <james at easilyamusedinc.com>wrote:
>> I think he's talking about re-salting your site.
>> On Jun 27, 2011, at 2:20 PM, Justin W Hall wrote:
>>> On Jun 27, 2011, at 2:09 PM, Blue Chives wrote:
>>>> If olddomain isn't the same length as newdomain you will need to
>> re-serialise the data help in the wp-options table.
>>> Could you elaborate on this? Curious as to why I am not having trouble
>> with this method even when domain names are not the same char lengths.
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