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  1. Paal Joachim Romdahl
    Paal Joachim Romdahl July 31, 2013 at 20:25 | | Reply

    OR use the free plugin Duplicator: http://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/
    Here is a tutorial I have done on how it works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdvOGV2eIjE

  2. KleinBloemetje
    KleinBloemetje August 2, 2013 at 11:08 | | Reply

    Looks very simple indeed and would work when making a full duplicate copy of the source site.
    However, how about merging the development and production sites for next versions?

    Let me try to explain.
    Suppose I successfully created version 1.0 of my site and deployed it using this method.
    The site is running and collecting data as visitors and members and users add content and data to the production site.
    In the mean time, I developed the new version 1.1 on my development site, tested it and considered it worthwhile to take into production.
    Now, when I would just copy the development site to production, I would lose all newly added content and data, wouldn’t I?

    How do you go about in this situation? Merging ‘code’ and ‘content’ from different sites?

  3. KleinBloemetje
    KleinBloemetje August 2, 2013 at 12:48 | | Reply

    Thanks for the quick reply.
    And for the reference to the WP DB Migrate Pro plugin. Have you ever come across ServerPress (“http://serverpress.com/”)? They seem to do something similar to this migrate plugin you mention.

    Furthermore, I do believe you think too easy on the issue I mention. Just copying or moving the database won’t solve the problem because the database will often contain both the site data as well as the settings stored by the theme and plugins used. In my experience, it is especially this combination of both sets of data that makes this issue cumbersome and not so easy to solve.

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