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  • Hi Fans!

    I have a fundamental question:

    Is the following work routine ok?

    – I download the wordpress files to my local PC
    – I develop on my localhost xampp server the page
    – I upload everything on the webserver via FTP and make it running online
    – Now I have an installation locally and online of the same files
    – Files online change from time to time (think of plugin updates, automatic wordpress update, user uploads, …)
    – Everytime I make a change to a php file locally, I upload it via FTP to see the changes

    I’m working for years now with this routine and I wonder if it is the best way to manage it. Especially I don’t like it, that locally I perhaps have an outdated version of the files (if they change online).

    How do you work day to day on your Sites?

    Thanks in advance

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  • Christine Rondeau


    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    I mostly work locally until I’m ready to share and then move everything on the server. Once it’s up on the server, I kill my localhost install. I don’t like maintaining 2 copies of a site as I find it too confusing.

    I do the same as Christine but I maintain a github repo for version control. If I’m doing anything outside of changing text, font color, etc on a live site, I’ll do it locally first and then push the update.

    Thanks for your answers!

    Christine: But what is your routine afterwards, when you moved the files onto the server? How do you edit them?

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