System to manage work between staging and production servers
This is an old post but I find myself in the situation these days where a staging environment would be helpful.
I have created something more or less acceptable using FTP to transfer data from a "test subdomain" to my PC then back to the "production domain" but of course I think this is not very convenient.
Having the capability to push changes from one DB/file system to another would be a great addition IMHO.
Thank you for post and information
Boyama oyunlarının türkiyedeki tek adresi
boyama oyunları sitesi olup tüm çocukları bekliyoruz.
En güzel dövüş oyunlarının bulunduğu
dövüş oyunları sitemiz yeni grubumuza katılmıştır.
Savaş oyunları da derseniz onlarda bu sitemizde
hugocular buraya hugo oyunları
ve en türkiyenin en güzel oyun sitesi oyunlar
zeka oyunları da burada zeka oyunları
mario oyunları da mario oyunları
2 kişilik oyunlar da 2 kişilik oyunlar
Yemek Oyunları Yemek Oyunları
puzzle oyunları puzzle oyunları
That would definitely solve a lot of problems that we are experiencing right now. It would simplify all the process that we are doing right now.
So if anyone has figured this out on how to easy have a staging and live servers, we would appreciate it a lot.
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I think the range of possible scenarios for wanting staging is too great. One user might be wanting to test a new theme, another a new plugin, another a new arrangement of their Pages, and so on.
I don't think that anything built in to WP could account for all the possibilities.
Yes, some variable that stands in for the domain (or start of path) that you can switch from testing to live or whatever configuration you use...
Potential to really save a lot of time.
@syncbox: For performance, WP stores full URLs within post content in the database, so just having variable won't do it.
I can see an idea for a plugin though: while testing, filter output and replace the live hostname with the test one so that the stored data is ready for the live site, but still works on the test hostname. I'm grossly simplifying here, though. You'd need to allow for upload paths too, probably by modifying your wp-config.php to set those php constants as long as WP is coded to allow that without error.
I do visit the Help Forums a lot and you can distingish two stages there in the life of the WP Blogger:
1. Installation/Setup problems (not the topic here)
2. Help I killed my blog!! After happy blogging for a month or having made twenty posts, people decide too make their site even nicer or change whatever or are prompted for an update, and THEY DO ALL THAT ON THEIR LIVE SITE. If there was a test envinronment they would more often take time to solve their own problems (and learn a lot i hat way) because there is no hurry. Also good for testing plugins etc you name it.
Since I am only allowed one database with my provider I run a test site with a different prefix, not ideal but it helps me a lot. I am keeping them one on one with XML export/import (which has drawbacks but that is another topic).
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