I am migrating a wordpress site from one domain to the other.Plugins lose my preferences in the process.I really don't understand why.I'm curious as to why this happens.
Here are the steps i went through:
1. uploaded wordpress files from localhost
through FTP on the new domain ( http://example-live.com )
2. uploaded database to the new domain
3. changed all links referring to http://localhost to http://example-live.com
4. treated text_widgets differently because they are serialized in the db.
5. edited .htaccess
6. updated wp_config.php
Pages display normally but I am missing plugin preferences...Any thoughts ?
Edit: Found this: http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress