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April 26, 2020 at 9:54 am #1256652TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperApril 26, 2020 at 10:29 am #1256710Eddy
I have a final question for you. So I’m making all my theme changes in a staging environment. And then I want to move those theme changes only over to my production server.
Is it possible for a developer to just only move the staging theme changes I’m making to production without over writing my existing production database like posts and comments. Obviously as I’m working on my staging environment, my production server is still getting comments and new content. I don’t want that all lost because all i want to move from my staging server are the theme changes I’m making.
Any thoughts? Obviously I’m not asking your team for help with this. I’m just more curious if what I’m asking is technically feasible.
EddyApril 26, 2020 at 4:00 pm #1256971TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
If it’s all Customizer changes, you can export them in “Appearance > GeneratePress”. You may need to re-upload images so they use the right URL, but that’s it.
Let me know if you need more info 🙂April 27, 2020 at 9:20 am #1258194Eddy
That sounds even easier.
So on the staging environment I would do all my generatepress customizer changes.
Then, export them onto my computer?
And on the production server, i would need to install GP premium, activate the theme and then import the staging changes I made and the site would look like what I changed it to in staging?
Is that correct? Do you have a video for this? Thanks
EddyApril 27, 2020 at 4:25 pm #1258690TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
That’s correct. It would download a
.jsonfile, which you would then upload to the live site. This will only work for options inside the Customizer, though. Things like Elements would have to be done separately in “Tools > Export” and “Tools > Import”.April 28, 2020 at 7:35 am #1259497Eddy
That’s great Tom. This will make life even easier and I won’t have to depend on my developer or hosting company to move the design changes over. Thanks again!
Yet another reason to love this theme!April 28, 2020 at 9:59 am #1259902
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