forms lost

Johan de haan created the topic: forms lost

I made a clean Wordpress installation for my website. I copied paste the plugin and put the forms back in het CGI-BIN folder. But in the manager I can not find the forms. Please help!


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Agapi G. replied the topic: forms lost

Hi Johan! Thank you for posting about this!

Please note, that simply copying Form Maker files to your website server will not transfer your forms. You will need to migrate the plugin database tables also. Let me post step-by-step instructions of the process, so you can import your forms.

Firstly make sure to uninstall Form Maker from your second site, if you have it installed it already, then proceed with following steps:

On your first WordPress site:

1. Go to PHPMyAdmin.
2. Open your WordPress site database.
3. Select Export menu item.
4. Change the radio button from Quick to Custom.
5. Unselect all tables and select the following 7 tables:


(where [wp1_prefix] is WordPress database prefix of the first site)
6. Scroll all the way down and press the Go button. This will export an SQL file containing those 7 tables.

On your second WordPress site:

7. Go to your WordPress database.
8. Select Import menu item.
9. Browse for the exported SQL file.
10. Scroll all the way down and press Go button. This will import the form maker tables to your WordPress database.

Now you need to change the prefix for those tables to the one that is set for your second WordPress database.

11. On PHPMyAdmin from the left pane of your second WordPress database select [wp1_prefix]_formmaker table.
12. Select Operations menu item from top menu.
13. Scroll to Table Options box and edit the value of Rename table to field with the second WordPress database prefix, so that the table name now looks like this: [wp2_prefix]_formmaker (where [wp2_prefix] is your second Wordpress database prefix).

14. Do the same for other 6 tables.
15. Go to your second WordPress administration panel and install the Form Maker.

That's it! Now you should have your forms, submissions and themes all set up.
Thanks! Have a great day!

Kind regards,
Agapi G.
Web-Dorado team

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