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Moving from Live to MAMP and back to Live Site (3 posts)

  1. whatson4
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi All --

    I currently run a blog here : http://whatsonmyplate.net

    I want to redesign my site "offline" and someone recommended playing around with the site locally using MAMP.

    I'm trying to figure out the following:
    1. What's the easiest way to move the local site back to the live environment?

    2. When moving the local site back to the live environment will it automatically add any new content from the current live site into the new look? For example, if I build my local site with content from the live site that is up to date as of Sept. 15. If I move the local site back to the live site on Sept 30 will any posts that I've done between Sept 16 and 29 show up?

    Thanks for the help!

  2. NateJacobs
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you are looking to to just edit how the site looks (theme development) you may not need to move any thing other than the theme files back to the production server. Taking a snapshot of your site (export content using WordPress built in exporter) will provide you with the necessary posts/pages to create the theme.

    Question 1:

    Couple links to get you started.
    http://css-tricks.com/video-screencasts/87-moving-up-with-mamp/
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress
    http://wpcandy.com/teaches/how-to-move-a-wordpress-site
    http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/moving-a-wordpress-installation-from-local-server-to-a-live-site/

    Question 2:
    When you move your local site back to your production site any changes you made between will be lost as you are essentially replacing the db. However, see the paragraph at the start of the response to see why this may not be necessary. Also a few plugins to help keep things in sync.

    http://crowdfavorite.com/wordpress/ramp/
    http://markmaunder.com/2011/08/19/deploymint-a-staging-and-deployment-system-for-wordpress/

  3. whatson4
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This is really helpful. I want to change the theme but also some of the setup (changing what tabs run across, getting rid of some widgets etc).

    I'll do a deep dive into the links you provide. Hopefully I'm covered.

    Thanks for these resources.

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