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setting up a staging site from a CMS

  • # March 5, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I am about to do my first project using a CMS. I will probably use WordPress.

    Though I need to set up a staging site before everything is uploaded and live.
    How does this work? When you upload the wordpress file via FTP, the wp-config.php file needs to be in the root directory…but I want to set up a staging folder within the root before the site goes live.

    Any suggestions on how this works?
    Thanks

    # March 6, 2010 at 5:24 am

    The "root" can be whatever you choose it to be!

    For example, you may want to do:

    http://www.your-domain.com/dev/

    The /dev/ folder would be your root.

    # August 13, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    I am interested in this as well. Once you are done testing the site in the dev folder, how do you take it back to the live root folder? Thank you.

    # August 13, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    The way you ask that question doesn’t relate to how I use wordpress. If you are developing a theme, then “taking it back to the live root folder” means moving the theme folder across via ftp. If it is plugin development, then wordpress already has a means of installing plugins. If it is content, then wordpress has an exporter/importer. What are you wanting to move?

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