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Creating Jigoshop WordPress Test environment

Why to create Jigoshop WordPress Test environment

Before upgrade of the Jigoshop WordPress production web site (upgrade of the WordPress, theme in use, active WP plugins/Jigoshop extensions, etc.), in order to avoid unwanted compatibility issues or any other problem on the Jigoshop production web site afterwards between any of web site / web shop components, general strong recommendation to all WordPress web admins is that appropriate upgrade tests should be carried out in test environment using your production web site data.

Following below upgrade testing procedure you can considerably reduce risk of possible problems/break on your Jigoshop WordPress production web site and avoid roll-back scenarios.

Jigoshop WordPress web site upgrade testings can be carried out by cloning your production site to

a. local PC
b. Internet web site subdomain for testing purposes

Easy steps to clone Jigoshop WordPress production site to test environment

1) clone your Jigoshop WordPress production site using free WordpPress plugin Duplicator following Duplicator User Guide

2) build server in the following 2 ways:

a) build local server on your PC/notebook

Instant WP – the most easier and free way to install local server with WordPress

OR

XAMPP – more complex free way to install local server with WordPress

b. ask your hosting company to set test domain for you using Internet web site subdomain

3) re-clone your Jigoshop WordPress production web site to your test environment (locally or on Internet) using free WordpPress plugin Duplicator following Duplicator User Guide

4) carry out upgrade of the WordPress, plugins, themes, etc. in created test environment and perform necessary testings

5) after finishing testings, report any discovered Jigoshop bugs/problems discovered (if any) to Jigoshop Team (http://forum.jigoshop.com/discussions/problems) with appropriate description and Jigoshop System Info

6) after all reported Jigoshop bugs are corrected and pushed to new official Jigoshop version by Jigoshop Team (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jigoshop/changelog/), perform upgrade(s) on your Jigoshop WordPress production web site.

Note:

If you see message “Unable to read clone file” while performing backup restore process, decompress cloned file with 7z software.

Freemium solutions for creating Jigoshop WordPress Test environment

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