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From server....into WAMP ? (7 posts)

  1. tcw7
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey all,

    I am trying to figure out the best way to do this.

    "I want to get a entire wordpress theme from a server (that was orginally uploaded by the client) into my desktop...so that i can work on it using my localhost (WAMP)."

    The site was originally worked on by someone who is no longer available (moved on)...and now the client needs changes to be made. I don't want to work on it from the server. I want to work on it from my local machine.

    I know there is GITHUB and Phpstorm...but is there a better program to use to do this?

    Anyone know the best and fastest way to do the above?

    thanks

  2. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    "I want to get a entire wordpress theme from a server (that was orginally uploaded by the client) into my desktop.

    You can download the files using an ftp client or by having access to the file manager in the hosting account control panel. All you need is direct file access to download the complete theme directory from a web-space to your desktop.

  3. tcw7
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Clayton,

    Thanks again for your help.

    ok...are you saying you can download a WP site from the control panel into your WAMP folder on your desktop?

    Have you done this?

    Approximately how long does it take?

  4. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you done this?

    I use an ftp client to transfer files and directories to and from websites all the time. It's a pretty common tool of the trade. Transfer rates vary, but downloading a few directories and files usually takes only a few seconds to go from remote server location to copies on your local machine.

    FTP Clients

    ok...are you saying you can download a WP site from the control panel into your WAMP folder on your desktop?

    You can download all of the files and folders. Backing up the database is a very different, yet related topic.

    Database Backup Instructions

    If you have ftp access to a site, or if you have access to the file manager in the hosts control panel, you can simply download anything you like from the site to your desktop. It's the same procedure used to make regular backups of the files on any website.

    WordPress Backups

    If what you're thinking is more along the lines of keeping an active sync of the files from live website directly into the /www directory in WampServer, then no. I've never done that, and personally don't think it an effort that really serves any productive purpose, and only makes a very simple process unnecessarily convoluted.

    It really is as simple as downloading whatever theme you want to work on from the remote site to a safe location in your documents folder, or to your desktop, and then just copy and paste it into the local WordPress themes directory using the shortcut to the /www directory.

  5. tcw7
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Thanks very much Clayton,

    What i am trying to achieve...is to be able to work from 2 computers (working on the same site).

    ex.
    i want to work on a WP site from my desktop....AND THEN when i need to leave my desk....i want to be able to work from my Laptop...at whatever location i'm at...and not do double the work.

    Will your technique work considering the above?

    thanks Man!

  6. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    We seem to be talking about two entirely different things here.

    .AND THEN when i need to leave my desk....i want to be able to work from my Laptop...at whatever location i'm at...and not do double the work.

    Not on a //localhost install. In order to make the site on your local pc available from your own home/office network - Short version:

    - Assign an internal network static ip address to the pc it's installed on, and change "//localhost" in the WordPress addresses to the static ip when you install WordPress, and then you can work on it from anywhere inside of your own network by using the ip address as the address in your browser.

    from my Laptop...at whatever location i'm at

    For that you would need to open it to the WAN (not advised) and assign it either a domain name using a registered domain, or dynamic ip service, or static external ip address (not usually an option with most residential use IP services), port forward port 80 from your router to the internal ip address of your pc, and then you can work on it from anywhere.

  7. tcw7
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Clayton,

    What about that plugin tool called "Dropbox?"

    I heard that you can upload to there from any pc on your network...and then pull it into whatever pc you are making changes to?

    Have you heard of that plugin?

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