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Wordpress Site Synchronisation
Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:27 AM
back up buddy videos and documentation seem to infer the URL’s are dealt with automatically ? Does the uploaded site take on/rename to the correct structure of the live site? Is it all automatic?
My offline development site for instance..
Release version 1 ready for deployment to live site..
Home page URL - http://127.0.0.1:4001/wordpress/
Internal page example - http://127.0.0.1:4001/wordpress/filousa-chrysochous-history/
Plus loads of new content pages and sub pages, posts, plug-ins and changes to the look and feel using PageLines.
Current Live site
Home page URL - http://filousachrysochous.com/
Only one Internal page example - no corresponding page to above but internal page takes the form - http://filousachrysochous.com/about-filousa/
And one blog page – http://filousachrysochous.com/blog/
So presumably the cloned offline site overwrites the live site and takes on the existing URL structure so that the home page URL is the same but with completely new content from the development site?
Sorry to be a pain but this is so important in my version release strategy for my client sites…currently I am using Instant Wordpress – www.instantwp.com for my offline development environment..it provides easy one click install of I guess XAMPP. Works like a dream and I can even load the development environment on a USB stick to take to client site meetings. I also currently use a theme framework called PageLines which enables me to create amazing look and feel with drag and drop simplicity – no code involved but I am considering changing to ithemes/builder.
The question is how best to achieve two way synchronisation of wordpress sites between offline staging/development server and live production site using ithemes products.
Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:20 PM
A BackupBuddy backup creates a copy of the site in the backup essentially, when someone uses that backup file to migrate to a new location using importbuddy (downloaded from in BackupBuddy) the new location gets the copy of the site as it was when the backup was made.
The two sites (the source site and destination site) aren't connected. Changes made on one won't affect the other.
It is possible to create a site on a development location then create a backup of the dev site to migrate it to a live site when it is ready, many people do that. To migrate where there is already a site the live site has to be removed more or less first (there needs to not be a WordPress installation where you are migrating/restoring to, and importbuddy wants a blank database to import into whether that is the old database at the location wiped clean or a newly made database is fine either way) and then can migrate there.
BackupBuddy can't merge sites though so when migrating the dev site over the live site's spot the live site is completely replaced with the dev one as it is in the backup file.
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:10 AM
Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:35 AM
Please login with your ithemes username and password, then you can post about your issue in the BackupBuddy forums: http://ithemes.com/forum/forum/74-backupbuddy/
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