100% possible, just make sure to keep backups of before, during and after and you shouldn’t have to worry about a thing.
I think I’ve used Dreamweaver for about a day. I have to say I’m not a fan of anything it offers. I use ST2. I’m not too skilled in development or if at all in the backend so I usually just read tutorials on these types of things. Appreciate the help from everyone.
Hi. I am trying to make a test site on wordpress. I have a created a subdomain. I want to keep my current website live so that I can work on the new one without any problems. I want to move from WPEC to Woocommerce and also change my theme. There is an extension that I can use to export all my products from WPEC to Woocommerce so I need a replica of my website put onto my subdomain so that I can do this. I have imported my current sql database to the test domain and I have also uploaded all of my WP Content files to my subdomain. I followed the steps above set out by @JoshWhite for changing the options tables etc… The problem is that none of my info has come into my test site. It’s all as if it’s a brand new installation still. None of my products are there or anything. The theme is like the original theme. Not my layout. Please can someone offer me any advice? I basically need a replica of my website to be put onto the subdomain. I have done all of the steps above. I’m confused….it just looks like a new installation. :-( I thank you all in advance and Happy New Year! :-)
I may be wrong, but the way I handle WordPress local, staging and live is adding to each placement’s individual wp-config.php;
Works for me, then you don’t have to mess about with the MySQL each time and can have a consistent SQL between all of them.
Note sure if anyone can point to a potential problem with this method though?
Eek, I didn’t realise anyone had replied. :-( Just changed my settings. Hi yes @chrisburton I imported the database. Someone told me that I should use the export/import tool in wordpress admin. I did that. Now all my products and everything are there but I had to change a lot of things. Why wasn’t it a carbon copy? Also my theme still isn’t the way I customised it to be. It’s the original file that I purchased. :-( Does anyone have any suggestions? I am going to buy a new theme and use a different shopping cart anyway. Problem is that i don’t want to do the all work on them on the test site/subdomain and then have all of these problems again when I try to put it back onto my main domain. That would seriously send me under so I rather find out what is wrong now instead. Then I will be good to go. :-) @andy_unleash I had left my comment a few ago so no worries! ;-)
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