Regular changes from dev site to live site. BEST PRACTICE??? full backup??
Can anyone kindly tell me….
If you have a dev site and a live site and say you want to make a change now and then. for example lets say the change is design based. such as adding a widget on a page or adding a search box or whatever along those lines. would you have to do a backup and migrate EVERY TIME?????
A backup and migrate involves alot of steps! and to my common sense doesn’t sound like something that would be done each time you want to make a little change.
So….if there is a hassle free way of doing this….such as simply replacing the old wp_contents folder with the new one….PLEASE ENLIGHTEN ME. in terms of databases, i know how to make a database and a user for it and how to connect it to wordpress through the wp_config file. the rest of it is alien to me.
if i wanted to make minor changes to my site, to keep it short and efficient would i have to know which tables to export and re-import from my database? or do i have to export and re-import the whole database?
I want to keep two copies of my site (one live and one dev) and i want to keep these two up to date with each other on a regular basis (so yes….the change may be simple blog content rather than a design change). so in that case would it be a simple copy and paste of the entire wp_contents folder via FTP?
over time, there would be less changes to design and then I would only want to update the two copies of my site in terms of the content published.
Sorry for the long question. i have looked EVERYWHERE for a solution. Bluehost didn’t help at all.
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