Hi ... Can someone please confirm that the following backup process works or is there a much better technique?
I am in the process of creating my first WordPress theme. I want to modify the original "logo" image in the theme's header.php file. I know that I will need to tweak HTML code in both the header.php and the style.css files.
I have been creating and adding features to the theme but when someting "goes wrong", I go back and delete the entire blog and start fresh because I am afraid that I might corrupt the blog mechanism. This process usually takes me 30 minutes before I am ready to try some new HTML. Also my WordPress blog (with a static page referencing a FrontPage web site) contains more than 2000 files, so the FTP process can be rather time-consuming. This backup process needs to be improved and I wonder if the following will work.
BACKUP ?? PROCESS: I am able to FTP the entire blog from the remote server to my laptop. Can I then modify the HTML code in header.php and style.css through the WordPress "dashboard" theme editor and dave/update the files. If the result "bombs" and I am not able to re-enter the original cpde from my "hard copy", can I then FTP the "backed up" header.php and style.css from my laptop to the remote server so that I am back to the original code before I started tweaking?
If there is a better method that one can suggest. I am eager to learn.
THANKS for your anticipated assistance ... Brian