How to use a staging site for major changes when using MemberMouse

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      • June 30, 2021 at 3:36 am #3530925


        I’m using the MemberMouse plugin. Now I’m in need to do major changes on my website. I could do that easily on my staging site and when it’s finished just copy the staging to the live site.

        BUT, in the meantime many new members will buy products and this is saved by Membermouse in the database. So when I just copy the staging to the live site all this member data would be overwritten and lost!! So this is no option.

        How can I handle this?

        I’ve already talked to different support teams, but just don’t see a solution for that.

        Can anyone help me with this?

        Thanks a lot

        • June 30, 2021 at 3:36 am #3531000

          Ooohhhh…. been there. Many times. 🙂

          I don’t know who you are hosted with, but if you have the option to select certain tables when you go live with the new version of your site, that would do the trick. Instead of synching ALL tables (which would overwrite things), you can select all tables EXCEPT for the MemberMouse tables. MemberMouse uses it’s own tables and doesn’t mesh in with the usual database tables, so that means you can exempt them. But, your host needs to provide that capability for it to work.

          The other option is to use the staging site to test things, but when you go live with it, you basically need to re-build your changes on the live site.

          Your better option is to be able to exempt those MemberMouse database tables when you syync.

          • June 30, 2021 at 3:36 am #3531001

            To be clear, I’m referring to database tables. Not sure if you know what I mean there.

            • June 30, 2021 at 3:36 am #3531064

              Not trying to steal the post, just wanted to add that I have considered making changes to my site as well but have been hung up on this same issue. Sounds like I should talk with Cloudways about exempting the MM database first.

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