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edit cforms_settings
August 23, 2012
4:43 pm


i am using this plugin for the first time. i installed it on a webserver and have to adjust the path settings stored in the database (wp_options -> cforms_settings) due to a domain redirect on the server! whenever i edit this column the cforms backend comes up with the following error message:

It appears that WP has corrupted your cforms settings, the settings array can not be read properly.

Corrupted cforms settings detected

When i click the fix and save data button the plugin tells me to deactivate and reactivate. i tried this and as a result all form data in the column is lost afterwards. this is a pain in the ass because i built a 5 pages form I don't want to setup again! happily i'm having a backup of the full database which makes me feel save not having to start from scratch. but whenever i copy/paste my backup data into the cforms_setting option_value column inside the database i get the same message again as mentioned above.

so do you have any idea for which reason changing the database content for this column is not possible without getting a corruption error? any help would be much appreciated.

thanks in advance! -tim

August 25, 2012
10:29 am
Munich, Germany
Forum Posts: 6400
Member Since:
March 6, 2005

fiddling with the DB tables is always risky, WP's data serialization is quite finicky.

I always recommend to make a general cforms backup under Global Settings. 

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