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Website Redesign – EE3 to EE4, development environment

Posted: September 3, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Eleanor Heins

September 3, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Hi there!

Two of the fine support folks replied to this thread in early August and it escaped our notice:

To Tony Warwick’s question, I am planning to use EE4 in the new implementation, however, we will still be taking registrations with EE3 until we are ready to transition the site.

I’m hoping I can install EE4 in my development environment, get it set up and tidy, and then transition all of the historical data from EE3 and the old site over to EE4 and the new implementation. I’m also changing hosts, because WPEngine is lovely.

Based on that information, how should I change my approach?




  • Support Staff

September 3, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Hi Eleanor,

I recommend your approach, and I’d add that the development environment data should be kept separate from the live site. So you’d basically be theming and testing on the dev site, and you could even migrate the live site’s data over to the dev site when you get started (EE4 will migrate EE3’s data into a format it can understand). The one thing it will not do is merge partial data from the live site to the dev site or vice versa, so when you go live with the new site, you can back up the live site then run the migration on on the live site or something similar.

Eleanor Heins

September 5, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Sounds good. I appreciate your help!


  • Support Staff

September 8, 2015 at 9:17 am

You’re welcome.

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