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How to Convert a Static HTML Site to Thesis Part 19 – Make a Copy of the Development Site

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In this session we show how to make a copy of the development site and go to through the process of backing up the site using BackupBuddy. Once the backup is completed, we download the backup to the local computer, clean up the database and run the import. We also check the site’s functionality after

Should You Do All Website Development on your Local Computer?

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In this session we answer the question, “Should you do all website development on your local computer?” We discuss the issues involved in working in a local development environment and give our recommendation for working back and forth between a clone of live development site and live site. If you want to learn more about

How to Keep a Site from Being Indexed by Google During Development

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In this session we show how to keep a site from being indexed by Google during development by going to privacy settings and telling the search engines not to index the site. When you say to make it private, the way to do that is to go into each page and get a no follow

How to Convert a Static HTML Site to Thesis Part 2 – Set up the Development Site

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In this session we show how to create the development server. We set up and create the subdomain in BlueHost which results in the creation of a folder inside the root directory of the site. We install WordPress and configure its general settings. We create top level pages and test out the design of the

Workflow for Managing a Live Site and a Development Site

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In this session, we discuss my typical work flow in managing a Live Site and Development Site. Managing a Live Site and its Development Clone Workflow Managing a Live Site and and its Development Clone is my typical workflow. Somebody else might have a different way of doing this but this is the way I've

Create a Development Copy of your Live WordPress Site on a Subdomain

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Learn how to manually create a development copy of your site on a subdomain to use for testing customization before editing the actual website. This is a much simpler process than setting up a local copy of your site on your server.

Create a Development Copy of your Live WordPress Site on a Subdomain – Part 2 – Create the Development Site

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In this session, we take an extra step before we import the live database to the new database to check if all files are working properly. After checking, we export the live database. Step six is to start the site and run the installation routine. Now you notice we're not importing this database yet. Step

Create a Development Copy of your Live WordPress Site on a Subdomain – Part 3 – A Go Daddy Example

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In this session, we give you another example of how to create a development copy of website using Go Daddy. Rick: Cathy, I've just unmuted your microphone. Cathy: Okay, hello. Rick: How are you doing? Cathy: I'm doing great, thank you. Rick: Are you ready for the German Sparkle Party? Cathy: Woohoo, you bet! Can't