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WordPress Local WordPress Development Local WordPress Development Migrating WordPress from Local to Live Server

Cecil Medara
Cecil Medara
445 Points

Frequent Updating of site from local server to Online server

do u have to always transfer all the files of the wordpress site in local server to the live server whenver updates are made in the coding, or is there a easier way??

I assume your using something like WAMP to develop your site locally. I myself use BackupBuddy to migrate all my sites between local and live, or between domains / hosting. The process is extremely fast and easy and saves me the hassle to constantly copy the files and change the databases.

You can always only upload the files you changed, but this can be risky. Best thing is to develop locally until all changes are final and then go live.

3 Answers

Zac Gordon
STAFF
Zac Gordon
Treehouse Guest Teacher

We're working on a new course on Modern WordPress Workflow that will get into some tools like version control and other tools like BackUp Buddy

Cecil Medara
Cecil Medara
445 Points

thanks Zac, look forward to it

I use Grunt and http://deployhq.com to track changes and update modified files through Github.