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How to migrate from PlatformPro to PageLines Framework

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Jenny    33
Jenny

First things first:

→ Read this.

→ Now read this.

Those two topics tell you everything you need to know ahead of time. Use these two topics to decide if installing PageLines Framework is the right platform for you.

If yes, then proceed.

  1. Back up your database.

  2. Copy any custom CSS, functions, sections, etc into a text document.

  3. Move all of your widgets to the "inactive" area (Appearance -> Widgets).

  4. Follow these instructions to install PageLines Framework. You will activate PageLines Framework in this step.

  5. Reestablish your Wordpress menus (Appearance -> Menus) and save.

  6. Move all of your widgets back to the desired locations (Appearance -> Widgets).

  7. Visit each tab of the PageLines menu and adjust the settings to your liking (don't forget to enter your account info too!).

  8. If you plan on using a child theme, you can learn about that here.

  9. If your custom CSS, functions, sections, etc (from topic 2 above) are not listed, add them back in to the previous location (i.e. Custom Code -> Custom CSS --OR-- into your child theme).

That should be it! If I think of anything else, I'll edit this post. Apologies in advance if I have missed something or if something is incorrect.


Jenny :: Web designer at Simple Mama (follow me at @simplemamacom)

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cadmin    0
cadmin
Simple post! I do have a question - The instructions "Move all of your widgets to the "inactive" area (Appearance -> Widgets)" are not totally clear to me. Does that mean move your "Available" widgets to the "Inactive" section? And, also move those widgets on the right side to "Inactive"? Thx, Cadmin

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Jenny    33
Jenny
Move your currently active widgets (in the sidebars) to inactive. This will prevent headaches later. :)

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joel    0
joel
I've done all that, even deleted platformpro but when installed I get a blank white screen for my site. Unless something didn't get deleted.

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Rob    547
Rob
Where did you install PageLines in your site? It should be located here: wp-content/themes/pagelines

Did you activate it via Dashboard > Appearance > Themes?

Former PageLines Moderator, Food Expert and Raconteur

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joel    0
joel
installed it through the themes installer area.

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Rob    547
Rob
It's possible that the auto install wasn't complete.

Former PageLines Moderator, Food Expert and Raconteur

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psiencesociety    11
psiencesociety

the "These Instructions" link is kicking back a 404. I know its last min, but I am trying to upgrade my platform pro to framework before DMS release

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greenfly    230
greenfly

Hello psiencesociety

 

I will respond to the other topic you started 


The answer to many issues can be found by searching in the forum before posting as someone else  may very well have had the same problem before you have.  Also, reading the documentation can help you gain a good understanding of how everything works. 

 

Please do not send me private messages. Occam's razor - The principle states "Keep things simple!"

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