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Jesse Brownstein
Jesse Brownstein
5,111 Points

Optimal WordPress Development Workflow

What is the optimal WP dev workflow? Is it best to dev locally then upload local work to a remote dev site on a sub-domain such as dev.yourdomain.com, then publish to root domain such as yourdomain.com? If so, what is the best way to accomplish transferring all files and database setup across servers and sub/domains? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

1 Answer

Luke Travis
Luke Travis
2,887 Points

My preference is developing on a local server, as it gives me access to the files straight from my finder, and when I'm finally satisfied, they can easily be uploaded using ftp. Developing on my own server also means I don't have to be online to access my files, and to the best of my knowledge, you would have to have internet access to your host to be able to edit files stored on a sub-domain.