content migration from local dev to staging

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February 13, 2014 at 4:04 am #3418
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I am developing locally, then pushing changes to a staging server for client review. In the process I add content to custom post types locally, then make a copy of the database and import the database to the staging server. The one thing I am running into is that images uploaded through custom fields are not being recognized, even when the image files themselves are migrated to the staging server.

Any advice on how to do successful content migrations?

February 13, 2014 at 12:31 pm #3419
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Hey there,

Yep, this is not unexpected, as the image field type needs to be able to reference a local file on the server but also stores the full URL to the image at the time it was created, which would likely be the URL of your local dev machine. If you’re able to do a MySQL replace of the local URL to the staging URL on the meta_value field in the postmeta table when you migrate the database, that would solve the problem. Let me know if you need more precise instructions on how to do that.

Without a fair amount of work, this is probably the only solution in the short term, but I would like to work out some way to make this process a little easier in the future, as it’s not an unusual scenario you’ve described.

Hope this helps


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