[wp-hackers] WP Development & Production Sites

Ankur Oberoi aoberoi at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 07:48:24 UTC 2010

sorry the line in the function should read:

$out = str_replace('example.com', 'stage.example.com', $out);

still same issue.

On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 2:39 AM, Ankur Oberoi <aoberoi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Okay, let's say your production site is live.example.com and your
> staging site is stage.example.com.
> On your staging site, you set it up to think it's the live site, with
> the live URL. This is to make it identical in content and database and
> such with the live site.
> Then, in some file that is not going to the live site (wp-config, any
> plugin, etc), you'd do something sorta like this:
> ob_start('my_callback');
> function my_callback($out) {
>   return str_replace('live.example.com', 'stage.example.com', $out);
> }
> Output buffering. It's easy.
> http://php.net/manual/en/function.ob-start.php
> -Otto
> Otto,
> I just got around to trying this out. At first I thought this was perfect
> and I took ur advice on modifying the hosts file to point to my own machine
> for the live URL. Then I tried to access wp-admin and I have an issue, maybe
> you've dealt with this so you can help me out.
> I (will) have a staging server at 'stage.example.com' and the site lives at
> 'example.com', so I set my output buffering callback function like this:
> function my_callback($out) {
>    str_replace('example.com', 'stage.example.com', $out);
> return str_replace('http://example.com', 'http://stage.example.com', $out);
> }
> I am trying to be extra cautious about the url, although i don't like the
> fact that if anywhere in my content i talk about example.com it will
> automatically be changed to stage.example.com, but in this case that won't
> happen so lets just ignore that.
> on my staging machine I added a line to /etc/hosts:
> stage.example.com
> the machine also has a vhost running whose ServerName (apache specfic i
> guess) is set to stage.example.com and points to the directory in which the
> site lives.
> I am pretty sure I did all the steps right, but what would it take for my
> client to be able to visit stage.example.com/wp-admin in order to see the
> admin section as usual?

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