Tagged: Database Backups
November 26, 2021 at 10:56 am #45347PhilGuest
Do you have any documentation on how to connect to my mysql database? I thought it’d be easy to find in the left menu, under the “settings item, but no such luck. Any help would be hugely appreciated. Would also love to know if you have links for ‘how to’ about Spotify, Twitter,youtube implementation and the like. Thanks in advanceNovember 26, 2021 at 11:38 am #45379
Thanks for your question and thank you for using Crio Pro WordPress theme!
When you say you want to “connect your sql database” do you mean you have a backup of a database that you would like to restore on your website? If that’s the case you can use our Total Upkeep backups and migrations plugin to import an existing database.
Just install the Total Upkeep plugin and follow this guide to restore a database backup.
As far as creating social icons you can follow this support guide to learn how to create and implement social media menus into your theme.
I hope this helps! Please reach back out with your questions and/or concerns.November 26, 2021 at 1:50 pm #45382PHILIP AMESGuest
thanks Brandon. running total upkeep to see if it shows the db (boldgrid installed via dreamhost one-click install, during which i added the db to connect to). i was expecting the db to show up as a left nav item (such as https://ps.w.org/wp-dbmanager/assets/screenshot-1.png) but nada. i followed the backup and restore process, but there still seems to be no way of connecting to my db. can you tell me where i should be looking, which folder/subfolder it should exist in?
also, using pavilion theme, i’m having no joy deleting blank areas. any “how tos” on that theme>
“Just install the Total Upkeep plugin and follow this guide to restore a database backup.”November 26, 2021 at 1:50 pm #45384philGuest
no luck, sadly. followed the procedure, made a backup, did a restore, still don’t see anywhere i can click to allow me to connect. i was expecting to see it as a nav item (https://ps.w.org/wp-dbmanager/assets/screenshot-1.png) but nothing. in my ‘wordpress’ folder, where would i be looking for the db files? thanks, philNovember 26, 2021 at 2:01 pm #45387
I’m sorry I didn’t realize you were using the wp-dbmanager plugin to access your database. I’m not sure how that plugin is structured. Normally, To connect to a database in the way you’re speaking of, you’d connect using some sort of server side tool such as the cPanel or Shell access, both of which would be something to speak with your web hosting provider about.
If the wp DB Manager plugin developer offers support that would be a good place to inquire about it’s functionalities. The developer link on the WordPress repository page takes you to a page with this support link. They might be able to offer you more plugin specific help.
Hope this helps!November 26, 2021 at 3:28 pm #45393philGuest
hi again Brandon, apologies. i am NOT using that dbmanager (the hosting co don’t recommend it as it hasn’t been updated in a while). i was hoping to have an obvious link to my database. as the entire site i am working on is driven by database entries, i need to know how to populate columns on the site. it seems more and more that boldgrid doesn’t work with mysql? if it does, can you link me to a “how to” for populating my pages with information from my database, and how, and where my database would be located?
philNovember 26, 2021 at 3:36 pm #45395
Thanks Phil, so BoldGrid is only a plugin that extends the page builder functionality of your WordPress application. BoldGrid itself doesn’t really communicate with MySQL but your WordPress application can. If you’ve already established a connection and need to add tables to your database you would most likely use cPanel to access the database.
If you need to add columns and rows for a grid based design using BoldGrid you can just add a new page and use the Visual builder to build your layout. This support guide can help you get familiar with creating columns and rows in BoldGrid. Again this is not the same thing as adding database tables.
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