Posted: June 8, 2018 at 1:40 pm
Does EE utilize native WordPress custom post types for the events?
If they copy my site onto a staging site, what is the best option to move over all those customizations?
Would it be something like this>
They clone my live website, then make all the custom code customizations on staging site.
During the project, they make tedius notes of what line number, or databse table they had to edit to make the stuff work.
Then, at the end they will go back to the live website and make the changes there since it’s not a good idea to trasnfer or copy over the EE databse?
Use a tool like WP Migrate DB or [Duplicator] (https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/)
Absolutely not! There is no need to make changes to the database tables. If they need a place to store data for the points system, for example, those could go into their own tables or they can use one of the _meta tables. I’m very curious why this question was asked because generally there is no need to alter tables to do customization work.
This bears repeating: Please do not make customizations to the database. Please also do not make customizations directly to the Event Espresso plugin.