[wp-hackers] What's the best solution to develop a website in sandbox?

Adriaan Pelzer adriaan at wewillraakyou.com
Sat Jul 16 15:32:55 UTC 2011

This is extremely annoying, yes.

I often (when it's feasible) start the staging & production installations
from fresh, install all the plugins & themes (where all the custom code
should be), and import the posts from the wordpress back end. There are
still issues to be fixed, but I've found this to be a bit less painful.

Another thing - in stead of dropbox/svn/cvs I use git. I create a repository
on each server (keeping deployment accessible to only one admin - access is
via public keys). I then create custom post-receive hooks that copie
everything checked into each repository into the proper folders. On each dev
machine a "remote" section is created for each server.

Managing these is then a question of git push dev; git push stage or git
push live (if I have access to live)

Adriaan Pelzer

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On Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 4:15 PM, Bill Dennen <dennen at gmail.com> wrote:

> >
> > Personally, this whole process is one of the most annoying parts of using
> > WP as the basis for websites.   The idea that all the urls are hardcoded
> all
> > over the place in the db still boggles my mind, but I have heard it from
> the
> > mouth (in person) from those in charge that this will never change.
> +1
> I agree with Andrew. I hate seeing those URLs hard-coded in the database,
> too! Moving WordPress (especially a multisite network) is too hard.
> For those "in charge" : Is it true that this will never change?
> Thanks-
> Bill
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