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  • EveLynn Maurine
    Spectator
    January 7, 2019 at 2:08 am #42098

    Is it possible to retain the slides created in Evolve 2.8.3 when upgrading to v2.9.1 Alpha. My site has no customizations outside of theme options or customizer. Here are the steps I have done to migrate. Please correct and advise:

    1) Exported settings using the Customizer Export/Import plugin – the .dat file with this plugin appears to have the slides in

    2) Changed theme to vanilla WP one.

    3) Via FTP client changed the theme folder name to evolve-plus-old.

    4) Add Evolve 2.9.1 Alpha in the dashboard, and select it.

    5) Imported .dat file from step one.

    I understand things like widgets need some tweaks. However, losing content like bootstrap slides is an effort. What can I do to retain the slides?

    Migrations to a new version of your theme or creating children themes need to retain functionality and data.

    Please advise.

    Roman
    Keymaster
    Posts: 3147
    January 7, 2019 at 10:14 am #42102

    Hello EveLynn,

    the best way is to back up your current theme on the website, remove the theme, install new version and just activate. Exporting the dat file in customizer will not work as the themes have different frameworks. We built in the conversion function from Redux to the Kirki framework in the theme itself.

    EveLynn Maurine
    Spectator
    Posts: 8
    January 7, 2019 at 11:13 pm #42117

    will these steps retain theme options set in version 2.8.3 such as fonts and colors?

    Roman
    Keymaster
    Posts: 3147
    January 7, 2019 at 11:21 pm #42118

    yes, in any case, do always theme backup and database backup as it’s recommended

    EveLynn Maurine
    Spectator
    Posts: 8
    January 8, 2019 at 12:30 am #42119

    I am confused as to why you told me in https://theme4press.com/support-forums/topic/migration-steps-from-evolve-2-8-3-to-v2-9-alpha/ to use the customizer?

    Roman
    Keymaster
    Posts: 3147
    January 8, 2019 at 12:33 am #42120

    Sorry, I overlooked the first topic title, my fault 🙁