Making a Test Site

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    shelley423
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    I’m wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction of how to make a “test” site. Once the site was fully designed, any minor updates I usually have been doing them live. But the site is starting to get a good amount of traffic and I have some major updates to make that I may need to play with to find the right way for it to work. What is the best way to create a test site from the current live site? Can I just copy the WordPress install onto a subdomain? Can I attach it to the same database or do I need to make a new one? I understand this isn’t a Genesis question but I hoped someone here would be willing to help or maybe point me in the right direction.

    #10978

    braddalton
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    Do it locally is best.

    Install WordPress using http://instantwp.com or Mamp

    Use wp migrate db plugin to migrate your database to your local installation or the export tool

    You could also move it to a sub domain.


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    shelley423
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    Thanks. I’m on mac so I’m going to check out Mamp.

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    de Paulus
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    If you want to design / test locally I can strongly suggest ServerPress [ http://serverpress.com/ ] it also comes with a Full Migration option, however I use it in combination with Backup Buddy [ http://ithemes.com/purchase/backupbuddy/ ] Together they are  a Golden Team.

    However, I prefer to use a Live Testing Server, I purchased a domain and cheap hosting, and just upload it to my Testsite, once I’m happy with it, I use Backup Buddy to move it to it’s final place.

    The benefits of this, is that you can work on it from any and multiple laptop(s) / computer(s)

    Good Luck

    dP


    .:: the fall never hurts…. it’s the landing that does the damage ::.

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