We have a live site done in 1.7, and a dev site that is used for testing, whats the best way to somehome sync the two sites so that we can work on the dev site, and then after testing, we can merge the changes to the live site, without actually doing all the work again..
- Using a FTP program (eg FTPbox - http://ftpbox.org/) to sync your Joomla! files.
- Using a database import/export extension (http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/migration-a-conversion/data-import-a-export) to sync your Joomla! database.
- You can use Akeeba Backup, read mor information at: http://joomtut.com/joomla-extensions/46-akeeba-backup-an-open-source-backup-component-for-the-joomla.html