Creating a test site (3 posts)

  1. senorwakko
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have a site that is live and has been for several years and thousands of posts. I recently made a test site in a folder I named test, but I want to know how I can hook it up to the live database, so we can test the theme with the current posts, etc. I thought if I just uploaded the bb-config and the wp-config from the live site to the test site, that would work, but apparently not.

    I would really appreciate any help you can give.

  2. jonradio
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I would not recommend accessing your live site's WordPress database from a test site. Especially with the same Prefix. There are just too many ways to "kill" your Live system "by accident".

    I have always built Test Sites by copying both the database and complete WordPress folder to a different domain. Even then, care is needed to make sure you don't accidentally revert to the Live system if you forget to change key entries in the WordPress database.

  3. senorwakko
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I appreciate the advice... guess I will copy the database.

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