I am fairly new to the community, even though I have searched extensively I could not find an answer to my questions.
I have installed wordpress on localhost (using xampp) on two machines, desktop and laptop. The plan was to work on my blogs where ever I was and whatever machine I was using.
What I haven't found out is how to sync the two installs completely. I read the codex pages but they are mostly concerned with moving one install around or movig it from one server to the next.
I used the export/import function, and some of the work I had done on the pages showed up - the posts, the comments and eventhe categories. However, the categories did not show, and, most importantly, neither did the changes in the header, footer and sidebar sections.
I try to use a sync program for files, that did not work (my hopes were not so high to begin with), but even when I dumped my wordpress folder and replaced it with the updated one, the changes would not appear.
Am I missing something essential here? What would be the best way to go about this - considering that such updates would also be necessary if I would work on a localhost blog and then have the pages on the website changed accordingly.
Any help or comment is appreciated very much!