This question I'm asking has been asked a thousand different ways, and I refuse to believe I'm the only one with a basic need here so here goes:
I'm taking a simple local install and putting it live. I've exported before, but it didn't seem to carry over any categories/settings/authors/etc. HOWEVER, that was almost a year ago, and it's entirely possible I didn't do things properly since I was just starting to learn WordPress.
So, what I need is to ask "If I login as admin, and click 'export', does it..."
- Does it export all posts and authors, including the post meta? (what authors wrote what posts)
- Does it export all settings? (permalinks, discussion, reading, etc)
- Does it export all media? (images, videos, etc)
It's a simple list, but I'm being asked to take a very messy existing WP install and make it sexy in local then put it live with the new theme I built. I just want to know what to expect, so I can plan accordingly.
Thank you all!