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Changing over to a responsive theme

Posted: August 28, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Chuck Post

August 28, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Here is our existing site: We are using a non responsive theme and now want to make it responsive with a sticky navigation menu and sticky social icon side bar. We want to continue to use the calendar. Any recommendations for a new theme? We are currently looking at these: and

We also want to update to the newest version of EE.

We want to limit the down time of the site rebuild – wondering if we should build it in a new folder with the same URL or we also have some unused domains we could build it in. Not sure about just dumping a new theme into the current URL and activating it.
Suggestions? Would the calendar and registration pages become responsive in a new responsive theme?


August 29, 2014 at 2:59 am

Hi Chuck,

We have tried to make EE responsive in all areas, so it should react fine with a responsive theme.

We can’t give out recommendations for themes, but so long as they are coded to WordPress standards it should be fine.

Here is a list of themes which have known conflicts with Event Espresso:

Regarding the update, well that’s up to you, though personally I would recommend duplicating the site onto a subdomain or local set up and testing things out there before doing anything with your live site.

And as always Back Up before you do anything!

Chuck Post

August 29, 2014 at 8:37 am

Thanks Dean! Can I export the data/registration pages/etc to a subdomain set up with a new theme and new version of EE?

Chuck Post

August 29, 2014 at 11:48 am

Dean, I have a new domain set up to build this responsive site.
We are running EE3 and want to move to EE4. I know I can move the full database through PHP MyAdmin to new URL. Should this be done first and then update to EE4?

Lorenzo Orlando Caum

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August 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Hi Chuck,

You’ll need to migrate the full database as information for Event Espresso is stored in native WP tables and Event Espresso specific tables.

Once you’ve migrated over, you can run the update.

A tool like WP Migrate Pro or Backup Buddy is helpful for handling the migration.


Chuck Post

August 29, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Thanks Lorenzo! What comes to mind is the licensing keys for EE. Will they work on a new domain or sub domain……….is this an issue if we use WP Migrate Pro?
We have a sub domain or unused URL on same server that we can use. Which is best?

Chuck Post

August 30, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Installed the free plugin WP Migrate.
Getting this error: A problem occurred when attempting to process the following table (#113) wp_events_venue_rel

Will buying the Pro version fix this?

Chuck Post

August 30, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Just wanted to mention that we are on a GoDaddy server.

Chuck Post

August 31, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Forget previous as I was able to manually migrate using PHP MyAdmin.


September 1, 2014 at 1:44 am

Hi Chuck,

Is everything OK now or do you still need assistance?

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