i have moved both wordpress folder and the development database on a distant server. Why all my theme options are lost ? where are these options stored if not in wp_options table nor wp_files ?

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this has something to do with data serialization and the fact that i have search and replace on my entire database to change the URLs,

see the "When Your Domain Name or URLs Change" section of

  • You didn't see the notes in the Codex listed under: "To avoid that serialization issue, ..."
    – s_ha_dum
    Mar 27, 2014 at 13:20
  • yes i did but i did not know how to solve it practically.i then used the wp migrate DB plugin
    – Matoeil
    Oct 3, 2014 at 10:43

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