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moving changes from localhost to production (5 posts)

  1. skystar1111
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello,

    I set up my existing word press site on my local machine with windows server 2008 R2
    - install windows web platform installer
    - install PHP and mySQL and wordpress
    my question is that if I install any widget or plug in or do any changes on my localhost,
    do I need to repeat all steps again on my production server?
    is there a way to package up changes from my machine or from staging server to production server?

    thanks in advance for your help!

  2. skystar1111
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    can anyone help me please?

  3. cinghaman
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi
    you would have to perform couple of steps to ensure that its a smooth transition

    First dumping your database properly (use a db search and replace script) as normal sql dump of your database doesnt copy widgets (text) due to php serialization strings

    secondly once you have your dump go to your local wordpress site
    tools > export
    it will export all your posts, pages, categories

    go to your production and update your sql
    and import the xml file you get from the export

  4. skystar1111
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thanks Robin for your reply.
    I am Microsoft .Net Developer, it is first time I am working on blog site. This will help me a lot.

  5. cinghaman
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I hope the shifting to production went smoothly

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