Is there a repository somewhere in a WordPress installation (the database?) for all of the section info/data created in a DMS2-based WordPress installation? In other words, if one wanted to replicate on a new DMS2-based site the entire collection of sections including exact preferences that were set up for an existing DMS2-based site, is it possible to just copy the file with those details into the new site's database? (I'm not talking about any LISS/CSS entries, which I am sure could be cut and pasted from the existing to the new, as-is.)
I have heard many ways other developers create sites. Having been in business for myself for 2 years now, when I get ready to build a site for a client, I always create a folder off of my main domain name and then install Wordpress to that folder and create the site "live" basically.
I have now been reading how others build "locally" and then transfer to the client when they are complete. This is great and I have downloaded Xampp and set up two dummy sites pretty quickly and I LOVE the speed at which things move AND the fact I can develop anywhere.
I have 3 questions though:
1. Is there anyway to share the local site I'm developing on my computer with a client (minus doing screenshares)? With it being local, I can only see it on my laptop but if someone else pulled that up, they, of course, would not be able to. I thought I remember hearing a long time ago Xampp or Wamp or one of them had the ability to show your local site online to someone?
2. (I'm in bed now) but I will check tomorrow but I got to thinking as I laid down...since developing locally provides a huge speed increase in adding pages, content, plugins, etc, is it possible to work within DMS if I'm somewhere and DON'T have an internet connection or do I still need that connection "present" so when it has to talk to the server, it can?
3. What is the best way to deploy a local site to a live server for the client and will DMS fully switch over?
These may seem like silly questions but I have just now decided to build locally and after playing around a bit today with it, I LOVE it and it seems to speed things up a lot and I can now stop adding tons of Wordpress installs off of my main domains.
Installing my website, which uses DMS, on localhost - almost all of my sections disappear. For some reason only "post loop" remains, and all media boxes, text boxes and so on are invisible or gone. I am still at dms 1.0.4 (I want to have it working locally before upgrading due to prior problems with DMS upgrades.)
mod_rewrite is enabled and permalinks are fine, just DMS content is missing. I've also tried exporting/importing the json settings from live to local but it made no difference. Is there something special I need to do in order to use dms on localhost??? It's driving me mad :(
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've moved my site onto Xampp to develop locally.
I have two problems that don't exist when I change to Twenty Twelve Theme or on the live site.
I'm using Wordpress 3.5.1 & Pagelines 2.4.1 & Woocommerce 2.0.3.
I'm getting a Warning message on the product page and the product page isn't styling properly. See attached.
Other pages on the site are still styled correctly.