Support » Plugin: Duplicator - WordPress Migration Plugin » Can Duplicator Pro do this?

  • Resolved deanhbaker


    So far, this plugin seems great. Before I purchase the pro license, I just wanted to make sure it can do the following.

    This clients live site has user registration/maintenance and woo-commerce going 24/7/365. We want a fully functional Development and Staging/Testing sites where all functional changes and upgrades follow: DEV=>Staging=>Live progression where next to nothing is implemented directly to “live”. It is all done in Staging and pushed to “live” via Duplicator.

    We do not want to stomp over live user changes and new woo-commerce orders in the process as we go through the testing process (which can take a few days). I think by reading your documentation that there is a way to leave the user and woo-commerce tables out of the “push” from stage to live. Please confirm or clarify.

    Let me know if this does not make sense, but hopefully you get the gist of what I am trying to say.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Plugin Author Cory Lamle


    Hey @deanhbaker,

    The plugin would really not work for that exact scenario. The reason being is that there are too many plugin/theme scenarios where changes to a table such as the posts or options table would be made on the dev site, so by definition the production site will have to also have that data updated, while still retaining production data. Right now the plugin will allow one to filter out a whole table, but when merging changes that isn’t enough to keep the live data intact, because the plugin does not support data merges.

    These types of changes have to be managed at a table row level. While you might be able to get by with filtering a whole table in some cases, there will come scenrios where you have to manage data at the row level. So in short when automating a process from dev-stage-prod one has to use tools that manage the merge process at the row level. From the IO side tools like Git will properly handle the files. Unfortuenlty its not really an easy problem to solve with a plugin. We have in our backlog to try and look at tools/features that might help users with this issue in the future.


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