Dottoro Theme Documentation

Tutorial to get your theme to work

PrologueFirst StepsFront PageCreating a custom front pageBlog, News and Portfolio post typesPost Type specific settingsGeneral settingsSingle post settingsCategory / Tag / Date archive page settingsPermalink settingsOptions on single post pagesGeneral page optionsImage optionsGallery settingsPage Templates and PagesPage SettingsPage TemplatesPages created from page templatesGeneral page settingsGallery settingsBlog page settingsNews page settingsPortfolio and Imagefolio page settingsContact page settingsArchives page settingsAuthors page settingsBoomarks page settingsSitemap page settingsSpecial pagesCategory and tag page settingsArchive and date page settingsSearch page settingsAuthor page settings404 page settingsHeader and MenuSubheadersSubheader specific shortcodesPredefined SubheadersCreating SubheadersAssigning subheaders to pagesFooterWidgets in the FooterCopyright and other notices in the FooterSidebarWidgets on the SidebarWidth and alignment of the sidebarWidget AreasWidgetsBreadcrumbShortcodesShortcodes In Alphabetical OrderShortcodes By CategoriesNested ShortcodesPost TemplatesOverlaysMedia and External MediaOverview of galleries, gallery listings and slideshowsGalleries and Gallery ListingsAbout Galleries In GeneralCreating And Managing Galleries[gallery_list] shortcodeSlideshows and Popup SlideshowsSlideshowsPopup SlideshowsSlideshow SettingsMost Often Used Slideshow OptionsAll Slideshow OptionsSlideshow Templates - Slideshow Specific ShortcodesStyling Guide For SlideshowsStyling Of Slideshow and Post TemplatesSlidesPopupsSelectorsWeb FontsGeneral Theme SettingsUser RolesExport / Import SettingsCreating theme designsLocalizationHeadingsChild ThemesCSS ClassesResponsive DesignCSS Extension JavaScript ToolkitJavaScript LibraryAction HooksFilter HooksCompatibility Issues
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24. Export / Import settings

Currently the standard WordPress exporter/importer allows you to migrate your posts, comments, and categories from one site to another, but it does not support the transport of widget and theme settings. That's why it was necessary to introduce the Dottoro export/import functions that allow you to migrate your widget and theme settings from a site to another one. So you are able to clone your whole website in a few minutes. Just use the WordPress exporter (Tools » Export) together with the Dottoro exporter (Theme Options » Export/Import) to export and the WordPress importer (Tools » Import) together with the Dottoro importer to import your website settings.

Our demo content was created the exact same way.

You can read more about importing on the WordPress Codex Importing Content page.
Note: Dottoro does not export all of your WordPress settings only the Dottoro theme specific settings and your home page setting. The other settings (such as site title, tagline, permalink structure) need to be manually set after importing.

How to migrate post thumbnails to Dottoro theme

If you have just switched from your theme to Dottoro theme and your previous theme supports Post Thumbnails (Featured Image), you will notice that post thumbnails do not appear in Dottoro theme. This is because Dottoro theme handles post thumbnails differently. You can set two images for every post, one image to display in post lists and another one to display on the post page. Just click on the 'Import Thumbnails' button to automatically migrate featured images to the Dottoro theme. But please note, this will override the Dottoro thumbnail settings of posts with their featured image settings!