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Alex Flores
Alex Flores
7,864 Points

How does Wordpress Database work?

Hello all,

I feel like I should know this, but I don't. I'm using WordPress and Git. I made some changes to my theme and then I tried to git commit, but git said there weren't any changes made. So then I thought, well the changes must have been stored on the database. Is this true? And if so, why are html/css/javascript/php changes being stored on the database and not the actual files?

I feel like I'm missing something big here.


2 Answers

Sue Dough
Sue Dough
35,800 Points

The database is irrelevant to what’s going on. Brent is correct. You need to add your files before committing.

I usually do this:

git status

This will show me whats been changed if anything

Then I run

git add -A

which will add all the files. You can do 1 file at a time like Brett mentioned but thats a pain in the ass on bigger projects.

Then once your done just

git commit -m "my first commit"

Brett Smith
Brett Smith
4,261 Points

Are you tracking those files?

git add filename