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quintinm

Hi @Martin Davies, as requested i have created a new.

I have created a site for a client using DMS2 without using a child theme first.

 

Now when i need to export it, i cannot...

 

Theme Config Publishing

(Disabled! No child theme active) Publish Configuration to Child Theme (No Download File)

Check this to publish your site configuration as a theme configuration file in your themes root directory. When a user activates your theme it will ask if it can overwrite their settings to attain a desired initial experience to the theme.

 

So where to from here?

How do i export the site to import it with all the settings etc that i have made to date?

 

Thank you.

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greenfly

Hello @quintinm 

 

You could back everything up and create a child theme now. I recommend using Danny's Skeleton Theme. 

 

https://github.com/Dannyholt/skeleton

 

Instructions on how to use the Child Theme are available on the GitHub Page

 

You may also find this useful http://docs.pagelines.com/customize/how-to-customize


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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quintinm

Hi Martin Davies, unfortunately i cannot add a child theme because for some reason when the theme was initially installed it installed into a directory that was as follows:

 

Themes /

DMS/

DMS/

admin

editor

etc

Languages

sections

etc

 

You can see the discussion i am having with Danny here.

http://forum.pagelines.com/topic/35471-how-to-edit-the-featured-image-height-so-it-is-not-cropped/

 

The issue is taking so long to get resolved and i really need to get this site done and dusted.

I really need some help urgently - and i really don't want to have to rebuild the whole site.

 

this is the link:

http://hcppumps.co.z.../clientviewlink

 

I look forward to your urgent reply as to how i can export the site so i do not have to rebuilt it.

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

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quintinm

Quick update: @Martin Davies and @Danny

I managed to do an update to the latest version of DMS which overwrites all the work i have done on the design of the site.

Please tell me there is a way i can UPDATE DMS and KEEP the design i have done if i have NOT created a child theme.

 

If not, then i obviously need to start RE-DOING the whole site.

 

Unless i am doing something wrong, this is a bit of a problem for all of those people who have not built their site using a child theme as every time they update, they lose the design...

GetMeWebDesign, have you come across this - any way around it?

 

Thank you.

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Hi. Using child themes is the WP way, not just DMS'. If you need hands-on help, please PM me for my hourly rate. Depending on the amount of customization, I should be able to break it out into a child theme for you in an hour or so. First, I'd do a diff to see the differences, then I'd convert all those customizations into a child theme. Then you'd update DMS and wouldn't lose your customizations. Plus, you'd be prepared for future updates to not lose your customizations.

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quintinm

Ok, this was just taking too long to get a resolution so i just rebuilt the site.

 

Thank you.

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