Script for migrating from Flutter V 1.1 and 1.0,1.2 and 1.3, and 1.4.5

Hi Folks.

Edgar wrote a script for  migrating from the last version of flutter (v1.0 or v 1.1)  to magic fields (v 1.1).

You can download the script from here:

or from here:

How use it.

Just follow the next steps:

Download the script here you have a raw version.

Make a backup of your database (for any unexpected bug).

Unactive flutter

Put the script in your parent folder (where you has the wp-config.php and all these stuff)

Rename the script from migra.txt to migra.php

Enter to  http://yoursite.tld/migra.php

And its all,  this script change all reference from flutter to magic fields.

Change the name of your  folder  files_flutter to files_mf

Put the Magic fields plugin in your plugins folder.

In your admin area active Magic Fields.

And its done.


for the version 1.2 of Magic Fields uses this script.


for the version 1.3 of Magic Fields uses this script.


for the version 1.4.5 of Magic Fields uses this script.

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39 responses to “Script for migrating from Flutter V 1.1 and 1.0,1.2 and 1.3, and 1.4.5”

  1. NotaNiche says:

    Cool, great to hear, you are working on a script for 1.3. I really appreciate your work. Great job!

  2. hunk says:

    Ok script for the version 1.3.1 is done, check the update in post.


  3. Mike says:

    Thanks! I’m about to try it. I’m glad you guys are developing this plugin – it’s a very valuable addition to wordpress!

  4. Mike says:

    Hmmm, having some trouble. Migra.php generated an error for me on line 44, so I escaped the quotes.

    $wpdb->query(‘INSERT IGNORE INTO ‘.$wpdb->prefix.’mf_custom_field_types VALUES (14, \’Related Type\’, NULL, \’false\’, \’true\’, \’false\’)’);

    This seemed to fix it, but my old flutter field data seems to be missing in magic fields. Might be something I am doing – will continue to troubleshoot.

  5. Markgt says:

    I’ve tried a whole lot of custom panel plugins and Magic Fields seems to work the best.
    On an earlier site i did, i used the plugin More Fields.. i saw there was a script to migrate from Flutter. Any ideas how to migrate from More Fields?
    any help would be appreciated!
    heres to Magic Fields :)

  6. Amy says:

    Wow, not only is the migration script working, but updating from Flutter to Magic Fields fixed a huge problem I’ve been experiencing with TinyMCE. HTML and Visual editor modes have been active simultaneously in the interface and the usability has been unpredictable to say the least.

    Now, it works fine. Clearly, it was a Flutter bug.

    Now, I’m even happier. Great job guys. So where do I donate? Oh, on the sidebar up here. Cool!

    Thanks again,

  7. Eivind F S says:

    Wow is right. This migration script worked for me too. Thank you.

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  9. Eivind F S says:

    Seems something is wrong with your comments module, guys. The comment after Amy is my own.

  10. nomadone says:

    Nice plugin, have been really frustrated with flutter for ages. The only problem now is the migration script though it switches the custom write panels is loses all the custom field data pulling through empty custom fields into each write panel :(

  11. hunk says:

    Hi nomadone uses the last version of script? also check this

  12. tnobs says:

    I used the migration script for the 1.4.5 version, and the update worked flawless. WordPress 3.0.1.

  13. jwerst says:

    I inherited a wordpress 2.8 site that they want to upgrade, but the site uses magic fields so I can upgrade. I tried following the steps here to upgrade to the 1.4.5 version. While it looks like magic fields is now installed and working, the custom write panels and pages are all gone? There were no errors when I ran the script, everything came up as “OK”

    I’m not sure where to go from here? Should I just tell this client that they can’t upgrade the site because the original designer used an unsupported plugin that’s now died?

  14. Gnuget says:

    Try to edit each write panel and adding a any character in the name after that edit again and remove the character to kyo added. In this way the write panel wil be re saved and will working again

  15. jwerst says:

    That’s the problem, there are no panels or anything after doing the migration. The ones in the sidebar are gone, and when I look at I could try and recreate everything, but I really don’t want to do that if I can avoid it.

  16. Gnuget says:

    In the magic fields admin also desappear? :O wow, that is a very weird behaviour, sorry i don’t know what is the problem.

  17. Bridget says:

    Does this method work on Flutter Version 1.1 version migrate to Magic Fields 1.5.6?

  18. Jakob Tischler says:

    I currently have a WP installation with Flutter running, and need to upgrade to MF 1.6.
    1) Is the v1.4.5 migration script compatible with MF v1.5.8.3 or even v1.6?
    2) If the above is not the case, is there any way to download v1.4.5 somewhere (and then update it to v1.6) ?

    Thanks in advance.

  19. hunk says:

    Hi Jakob, yes, v1.4.5 works for MF1.6