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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2015, 02:19:31 PM »
Definitely, your website should start locally be fully subversioned and only then uploaded (either directly from the subversion or not), not the other way around.
my dev site is on the server, though. is that a bad idea?
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2015, 02:21:35 PM »
my dev site is on the server, though. is that a bad idea?

One part of the server is for development and one is for production? I don't know if it's a "bad idea" per se, but why would you not have your dev site on your local computer?
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2015, 02:24:14 PM »
One part of the server is for development and one is for production? I don't know if it's a "bad idea" per se, but why would you not have your dev site on your local computer?
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we were playing around a bit trying to speed up the site, and wanted everything else to be the same.

Maybe I should have a local branch for the dev site and one for the real site, and push each one to the server as needed?

Do you use WAMP? MAMP? Something else?
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2015, 02:31:30 PM »
we were playing around a bit trying to speed up the site, and wanted everything else to be the same.
I can only imagine having the website twice on the same server will slow down stuff more than speed it up (except if the server is big enough)

Maybe I should have a local branch for the dev site and one for the real site, and push each one to the server as needed?
I don't understand why you would need two separate branches locally, edit whatever you want locally and then push it to production when you're happy.

Do you use WAMP? MAMP? Something else?
I use wampserver, MAMP is only for Mac (hence the M)
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2015, 02:34:29 PM »
I can only imagine having the website twice on the same server will slow down stuff more than speed it up (except if the server is big enough)
good point!
I don't understand why you would need two separate branches locally, edit whatever you want locally and then push it to production when you're happy.
one for the stable site, and one for what I'm working on / messing around with? (This might not make sense... I'm kind of new to git and subversioning...)
I use wampserver, MAMP is only for Mac (hence the M)
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2015, 02:38:28 PM »
good point!one for the stable site, and one for what I'm working on / messing around with? (This might not make sense... I'm kind of new to git and subversioning...)
You would create a branch for the messing around part, commit as you go, and then merge it into the master branch and commit the master and push to production. Assuming you're using Git (based on your quoted statement) this should be an interesting read (didn't totally read it through, but it talks about branches and merging)

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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2015, 03:06:57 PM »
You would create a branch for the messing around part, commit as you go, and then merge it into the master branch and commit the master and push to production. Assuming you're using Git (based on your quoted statement) this should be an interesting read (didn't totally read it through, but it talks about branches and merging)
Cool - thanks!!
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2015, 03:32:27 PM »
When you add a post do you do it on the local site, or on the live one?

What about when you install a plugin?
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2015, 03:42:50 PM »
When you add a post do you do it on the local site, or on the live one?

What about when you install a plugin?
Adding a post is only should usually only be done on the live site IMHO (you can easily copy the posts table if needed), I personally don't see the need of having the post on the local version.

When installing a plugin it makes sense to first install it on the local version, so that if it breaks it's only the local site. Then after confirming that all's working well you can install on live and manually copy the settings
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2015, 05:33:43 PM »
Adding a post is only should usually only be done on the live site IMHO (you can easily copy the posts table if needed), I personally don't see the need of having the post on the local version.

When installing a plugin it makes sense to first install it on the local version, so that if it breaks it's only the local site. Then after confirming that all's working well you can install on live and manually copy the settings
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2015, 04:15:04 PM »
Does it make sense that an SQL database backup file from my WP site is taking a few hours to import to another database (in the same phpmyadmin)?

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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2015, 05:11:28 PM »
Does it make sense that an SQL database backup file from my WP site is taking a few hours to import to another database (in the same phpmyadmin)?

Thanks

What is the size of the file?
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2015, 07:47:19 PM »
How can I run asp.net pages locally on my laptop ?
What are the clear step by step instructions to get started?
What are the minimum requirements to run them as a server?
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #33 on: August 14, 2015, 09:38:31 AM »
Hi. I have a website. The 'developer' took it offline because he got into a conflict with one of the partners.
We took him off as an administrator, now we have the WordPress site. Anyone know how to put our website back onto our word press?

If what I am saying makes no sense, then ignore it and I got the wrong information ;)

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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #34 on: August 14, 2015, 10:28:57 AM »
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #35 on: August 14, 2015, 10:32:44 AM »
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #36 on: August 14, 2015, 10:37:06 AM »
Whoa!!! That's big!!!
do you think there's something wrong with it?
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #37 on: August 14, 2015, 10:38:48 AM »
do you think there's something wrong with it?

Not sure what kind of website it is, is all of that necessary to back up?
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #38 on: August 14, 2015, 10:41:01 AM »
Not sure what kind of website it is, is all of that necessary to back up?
wordpress. No clue. I didn't make the site, but I maintain it (or try to :). )
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Re: Website development and design troubleshooting/ question
« Reply #39 on: August 14, 2015, 10:51:07 AM »
wordpress. No clue. I didn't make the site, but I maintain it (or try to :). )

I don't really know of any active wordpress blogs, so I can't tell you if that's normal, but I'm pretty sure that you don't need the whole thing backed up. I'd suggest a Google search
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