I have an infuriating issue that has come up before and just came up again.
Let’s say I’m doing a site redesign for company.local. I want a fresh install for the new build but I want to keep an archive of the old site too. So in local I change the following:
name: Company (Old)
But the folder in Sites/ folder is still /company/. I don’t want that. That’s confusing. And I can’t seem to find any way to rename the site folder.
Make a zip of the old /company/ site folder in /Sites/
Delete the site in Local
Drag the zip file into Local to recreate the site
Tell the import to use…
name: Company (Old)
Local creates the new site and then
IMMEDIATELY deletes it?! Huh?
@uniondesign - thank you for your question.
Can provide the Local Logs by chance? You can get a zip of those logs by clicking the “Download Local Log” button from the “Support” tab of Local. See this help doc for more information:
A big part of troubleshooting errors, on any website or application, is the log file. This file contains a record of actions or errors that have occurred when a process is done. When reaching out for…
I wonder if something is failing behind the scenes resulting in the site being deleted.
Attached. I know I could just rebuild the archive site manually but dropping a zip seems much simpler. Also question, is there a way to rename / process for renaming the site folder?
local-logs.zip (2.4 MB)
Something else you might want to consider is using the
Clone site feature.
Would this workflow accomplish what you’d like to do?
Right-click the site > Clone site. Give the site name / domain
Company (Old) and
Delete original site
Create a new site with the desired domain
Let me know what you think about that!
AHHH! Why didn’t I think of that. Thanks you. Filing that away in my brain for future reference.
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Awesome! Glad to hear that worked for you.