Selecting additional tables

Creating a new template and trying to figure out if I need any of these additional tables. I believe they are all from WPMUDEV. Can you please confirm if any are needed.


  • Adam Czajczyk

    Hello Robert,

    I hope you're well today and thank you for your question!

    This actually is a bit strange that these tables (like those for New Blog Templates "_nbt_" or Pro sites "_prosites_") are even showing there for you. Is the site that you are trying to set as the template a main site of your network or was it a main site in the past and was switched with other later?

    Let me know please so I would be able to get a better picture of the issue. It would also be great if you could let me take a closer look at your setup (just review it) by granting a support access as explained here:

    Best regards,

  • Robert

    Yes exactly. It was somehow connected to the Primary Site. If I remember right I think what happen is that I cloned the Primary Site and named it Template Blog. Now I'm trying to create a new blog template from this cloned Template Blog site.

    The site is being developed locally so don't think Dev Support Access will work :disappointed:

    I did a test and created a new site and tried creating a new template from it. The tables are not there.

    Think I can just go the Template Blog site and delete those tables and try again? The only thing I would want to confirm is that all those tables listed in my original post are part of WPMU and not another plugin.

  • Adam Czajczyk

    Hello Robert!

    The basic idea is that the site that's used as Template should not be used for any other purpose (it shouldn't be a "live" site), therefore a main site shouldn't be set as template.

    If you have cloned the main site first, that would explain why these tables are there. I would give it a go without "_ntb_" and "_pro_sites_" tables and see if that works. However, I think it would be better to setup a sub-site to be used as "template" from scratch.

    As for other of the tables listed:

    _domain_mapping_ are for Domain Mapping plugin but so if you plan to use it, you would want to copy them

    _wc_ are from WooCommerce so the same applies

    _supporter_ads and _ust - I'm not aware what these tables are for other than they come from one of the plugins that you are using on the site (not WPMU DEV plugins)

    _forums_ - these may be from either our "Forums" plugin or other 3rd-party forum plugin so if you are planning to use forums feature on sub-sites, I would copy them too.

    Kind regards,

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