How to change theme in production site with minimal downtime?

Sem asked 5 months ago

Hi Darrel, I have an eCommerce site (https://dcmarket.com.my) built using WooCommerce + Product Vendor. The theme is The Shopier. I came across your video and I like Flatsome theme. Therefore I created a clone site (http://clone.dcmarket.com.my) using Flatsome theme. Now I would like to migrate whatever I did in clone site to the production. How should I do it so that the production have minimal downtime?

p.s.: By uploading Flatsome theme to the production site, I can definitely re-do all my work in the clone site. However, all the current pages will not load correctly because they are built using The Shopier theme. How should I go around with it?

Thank you. I actually might have submitted duplicated tickets, because I can't find the previous ticket record. So I decided to resubmit.

Thank you for your time. And I love your videos.

1 Answers
darrel wilson answered 5 months ago

you can throw up an under construction page plugin. seedprod has a good one, for tickets you can try wootickets, have you tried those? 

chinsem replied 5 months ago

Hi Darrel, thank you for your answer.

With the “under construction page plugin”, the production site is considered down while I am doing the development work using Flatsome. Is there a way for me to build pages using Flatsome theme while keeping the production site live (in The Shopier theme), and when everything is ready, I can just switch over to Flatsome theme?