Afraid to update to 2.8 (3 posts)

  1. dainismichel
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi all,

    I've done so much work on my site that I am afraid to update to WP 2.8. A while back, I suggested there be a push-button immediate site replication tool (set the directory, FTP settings, etc), that could be used to make completely current test environments.

    Is there a way for me to do that?

    My WP install is in a directory called community.

    If I were to just copy everything into a directory called "test," would I have to do anything else to be able to test the install?
    If I'm at the same "directory level" would all of the "pointers" in the code work?

    Basically, I don't find it wise to update to 2.8 without doing so in a test environment first.

    Suggestions as to how to make one?
    Suggestions about update procedures and "best practices" for updating WP?


  2. Samuel B

    Posted 7 years ago #

    the problem with site replication is in your test folder you would be making actual changes to your database on your live copy also.

    why not just do a fresh 2.8 install in a folder - copy modified files and themes over - add same plugins, etc - and test it that way?

  3. dainismichel
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Because that would take a really really really long time. I think the automatic backup/test environment generator should create a new database and complete install at the push of a button.

    The way the plugin would work is:

    1) Set all FTP and DB settings
    2) Press "replicate"
    3) Wait and then you have an exact copy of your WP site installed at a new location with a separate DB.
    4) Breathe a sigh of relief...do all your testing in the test environment, keep the replication as a backup...etc.

    Here is my original thread voicing this desire:



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