I've Googled for the past hour on this, but I feel like this a really n00b question.
Background: This is not my first website, but first Pagelines.
Platform: WP 3.8
Local setup: MAMP, php 5.5.3
Process of "loading files" on my local environment: Drag theme folders into the "wp-content/themes" folder. (this is how I work locally without problem, usually)
Goal: Install DMS Theme for a local working environment, add a child theme.
I've downloaded the installed the DMS theme (free). At first, I just loaded this to an existing project. When I did not see the DMS in the Appearance> Themes area, I thought "Well, maybe the existing installation is conflicting with it?".
I loaded the site to a test server and I was able to load the theme using the "upload a .zip file" method (not loading the file using my FTP client directly into the themes folder). This works. Hm.
I decided that I should try installing the DMS locally on a fresh install of WP. Installed on a new database, new theme folder, again the DMS theme is not recognized. Hm. So, I loaded the base child theme I found on Github: https://github.com/bearded-avenger/nicks-base-theme by copying these files into my themes folder, and THAT showed up (but of course is saying that it's parent theme 'dms' is not found).
I'm stumped. Can I not drag theme folders into the 'wp-content/themes/' folder for local installation? Did I miss something in the documentation about working locally?
Thanks for your help!
I am running MAMP PRO for local development. After considerable headaches (see my other post!), I have setup a local development environment at a special local domain name: www.mysite-localdev.com:8888
The live site is located at www.mysite.com
My question is, how can I use the Pagelines store in my local environment? I obviosly don't want to activate the local devlopemnt site address (www.mysite-localdev.com:8888), only the live site address, but I can't use the live site locally. If I activate it, does that use up one of my six product activations? If so, how can I get access to the store when developing locally without activating?
Is the only way to do this, to use the same address for the local development site, as the live site (pushed local via the HOSTS file)?
I appreciate this question is not specifically about Pagelines itself, but I could really use some help with this.
I have setup MAMP for doing Pagelines DMS local development on my MBPro running OSX Mavericks. However, when I come to try and install themes and plugins in the Wordpress back end it requests me for my FTP server information, saying: "To perform the requested action, WordPress needs to access your web server. Please enter your FTP credentials to proceed. If you do not remember your credentials, you should contact your web host."
Can any one tell me how to set this up?
I tried following the instructions here: http://osxdaily.com/2011/09/29/start-an-ftp-or-sftp-server-in-mac-os-x-lion/
I entered my hostname as 'localhost' and the username/password as my local account username and password. It doesn't work - just says "Unable to locate WordPress Root directory."
Is it possible to get this working, or does everything have to be done manually, by copying plugins etc. to the wp-content sub-folders.
Decided to jump on the bandwagon and give MAMP a try. I successfully created my PL site, imported my files and db to my host server using MAMP and Transmit.
However, local changes have since been made to the local files. I uploaded the wp-content and wp-includes using a ftp transfer via Transmit. I can see the updated files sitting on my server, however, they're not displaying on my live website. (Cache has been cleared).
Am I missing a step (or two or three) somewhere? Would really like to get the hang of this so I can actually start being productive instead of spinning my wheels. Ugh...
Thanks in advance for your patience...and support!
Would any of you share with me how your setup is for working with others? What system do you use when developing and how do you handle changes on existing sites?