Im having this issue that happens to me each time i work on a website.
On every project i start working locally and once im done i export my Database and search replace all localhost url's to the website destination url.
than in cpanel i create a database user name and password.
i modify wp-config.
the website works fine all pages working just one thing wont work: Theme Options wont show
my theme options and widgets wont show up and i have to redo this process from the beginning each time and redo all the settings. i have read a lot about it: http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress
but still don't know what am i doing wrong.
same thing happens when i try to install a site on local host from a backup.
is there a tutorial on how to do this right.
Thanks in advance