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  • #94538

    sumone
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    anyone using cpanel to download there site for local development? i cant seem to download the folder and all its contents, only individual contents within the folder which makes it a bit messy as you would have to rebuild the structure when everything is downloaded.

    do people use different ftp programs to download the site? what is your workflow for making changes locally and testing?

    Thanks Alex

    http://alexpinches.com
    #94569

    nutsandbolts
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    I typically don’t work locally – I prefer building on a test subdomain – but you should be able to use FTP to download the folder. I use Transmit for Mac and use it to download folders all the time. Hope that helps!


    Andrea Whitmer, Owner, Nuts and Bolts Media
    I provide dev and training services for web designers • Find me on Twitter and Google+

    #94579

    sumone
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    Yes I tyres the sub domain way but downloading all the content through cpanel did not happen with ease. I will give transmit a go. Would you say creating a subdomin is a smoother workflow than setting up a local environment? Why?

    Thanks for your help. Alex

    #94580

    sumone
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    That’s tryed. Dam predicted text.

    #94581

    nutsandbolts
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    For me, it’s just easier to build the site in a live environment. The process is simple, and (added bonus) it’s easy to show the site to someone else if I get stuck and need another dev to look at it. Personally I’ve never understood why people prefer building locally but I guess it just depends on what you’re used to.


    Andrea Whitmer, Owner, Nuts and Bolts Media
    I provide dev and training services for web designers • Find me on Twitter and Google+

    #94614

    sumone
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    i found a link to your site on creating a test site. your website is great by the way.

    i have to ask. after creating your subdomain do you develop in a text edit program? my original plan was to create a local environment and make changes with dreamweaver, but i am wrapping my head around your process a little better i think.

    #94626

    sumone
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    hey i am a little stuck going through the steps on your website. http://www.nutsandboltsmedia.com/how-to-create-a-test-site-for-customizing-your-genesis-child-theme/#/

    step three you say to copy and paste all items into your sub-domain folder. there is no way of pasting after copying the files.

    do you download then upload? i feel like a bit of a fool for asking this but i cant seem to see the solution.

    #94635

    sumone
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    hey nuts and bolts

    i have thoroughly gone through your tutorial on how to set up a test site but i am getting

    Oops! Google Chrome could not find dev.alexpinches.com

    Did you mean: alexpinches.­com

    i have changed the site names in the database to dev.alexpinches.com, filled out the config and replaced it. i am unsure where i have gone wrong. i have looked over it many times. have you got any idea where something may have gone amiss.

    Thanks Alex

    #94661

    nutsandbolts
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    Hmm, it sounds like an issue on the hosting end – you should at least get a directory or something. I’m not sure what kind of admin panel your host offers, but you might check with their tech support to be sure the subdomain was created correctly and that the DNS settings for it are correct.

    I do use a text editor for everything – I was a coder long before a designer, so that’s the workflow that makes the most sense to me.


    Andrea Whitmer, Owner, Nuts and Bolts Media
    I provide dev and training services for web designers • Find me on Twitter and Google+

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