Backup Thesis Database Options

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Easy Backup Methods

Version 1.7 and Higher

Go to Manage Options > Download Options. Click the Download All Options button. When prompted, save the file to your local computer.

Versions Below 1.7

Use the Thesis Settings Export Plugin.

Other Backup Methods

Using phpMyAdmin

  1. Login to phpMyAdmin.
  2. Select your WordPress database on the left.
  3. Select the wp_options table on the left.
  4. Click the Search tab.
  5. For the option_name Field:
    • select LIKE %...% for the Operator
    • enter thesis_ for the Value
  6. Click the GO button (bottom right).
  7. Click Check All beneath the listed options.
  8. To the right of where it says With selected: click the Export icon.
    WARNING: Do not click the red X icon – this will delete all of the selected options!
  9. In the Export section, make sure SQL is selected.
  10. In the Options section, make sure Structure is checked, and then in that section, make sure that only the following are also checked:
    • Add DROP TABLE
    • Add AUTO_INCREMENT value
    • Enclose table and field names with backquotes
  11. In the Options section, make sure Data is checked, but leave all the other boxes inside the Data section unchecked.
  12. Make sure Save as file is checked.
  13. Click the GO button (bottom right).
  14. You’ll be prompted to download the file – save it to your local computer.