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Form Exporting/Importing from local to live website

  1. Hey Everyone,

    Maybe I'm missing something here, but I just wasted about a 1/2 hour publishing my form from my local development to the live site.

    I set up the form locally and had styled it with custom css based on id's and class's that included "1_" (which references the forms id #- which I didn't know). I wanted to put the form on the live site, so I exported the form XML and then imported it onto the live site. I then deleted the previous form and realized that I needed to reset the short tag on the page where the new form will be displayed, because the form now had an id = 2. I updated the short tag and went to view the form in action on the site. A lot of my css additions had disappeared and unbeknownst to me the id's and classes had changed their # prefix to "_2". In the end, I ended up exporting the local tables from PHP myadmin and overwriting what was on the live sites database. I looked into changing the id's of the forms in phpmyadmin, but couldn't figure it out.

    My point here is that there must be a better way to do this, that I don't know about. Can anybody lend me a hand?

    Thank You,
    Sean

    Posted 6 years ago on Wednesday December 19, 2012 | Permalink
  2. David Peralty
    Administrator

    You should be able to quickly copy your custom CSS to notepad and do a find/replace. Beyond that, there isn't much else that can be done when you are using form specific CSS classes.

    Posted 6 years ago on Wednesday December 19, 2012 | Permalink
  3. Hopefully this will be easier in the future. Finding and replacing css on a several page custom form is not optimal, especially when the characters "_1" also appear in areas where they should not be changed. ie: example_1_16 . Find and replace all would then change this to: example_2_26, instead of: example_2_16.

    Posted 6 years ago on Wednesday December 19, 2012 | Permalink
  4. Hi,
    I just purchased this Gravity Form last night and having MAJOR problems trying to get it open & moving it to my website (www.weavegotithair.com). I own a Mac. I personally would love for someone to remote into my PC (I have Teamviewer installed) and show me how to set this up.

    The instruction isn't as EASY as I was TOLD. Please help me.
    If not, I'll be forced to ask for a refund (which I really don't want to do).

    Do you guys have a number I can call? Boy... Do I need some Tech Support!!

    Posted 6 years ago on Wednesday December 19, 2012 | Permalink
  5. David Peralty
    Administrator

    Hi dougsu72, please don't hijack other people's threads. We are a distributed office and don't have a support number to call. Our instructions for getting started can be found here: http://www.gravityhelp.com/documentation/page/Getting_Started Gravity Forms isn't any more complicated to get using than any other plugin in WordPress. If you are having a specific issue, please post a thread regarding your issue and we will do our best to help you.

    Posted 6 years ago on Wednesday December 19, 2012 | Permalink
  6. Continuing the support for dougsu72 here:
    http://www.gravityhelp.com/forums/topic/wordpress-site

    Posted 6 years ago on Thursday December 20, 2012 | Permalink

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