Working with Kirby CMS
Local testing with Laragon (Windows)
Update PHP and Apache:
If any plugins uses SQLite PDO (ex. Retour) or SQLite 3 (ex. SimpleStats), you will need to edit
php.ini to enable them
If your install of Laragon comes with MySQL you can turn it off in preference since you don't need it.
- backup-to-zip functionality from the Janitor plugin
- rsync over SSH
- Sync using (S)FTP client
Right now I'm using option 3 with WinSCP with great success, I especially appreciate being able to preview changes so I don't accidentally do something catastrophic.
I have been a Filezilla user for a long time, unfortunately only the Pro version has the file synchronization feature.
I also have my local dev copy in my Dropbox folder so everything's automatically backed up in 3 places - my local folder, Dropbox, and the webhost.
I realize that eventually the size of my site might grow to a point where rsync would be the preferred option, but I'll worry about it when the time comes.