I have built a lot of WP sites from scratch, and I know that process well now. But I need help with redesigning an existing site. It’s going to take a couple of weeks at least, but they don’t want their site to have too much downtime (a few hours is ok).
Usually I develop my sites locally on my laptop, and then move them (using Snapshot) when they're ready to be live. I was originally planning on just duplicating their existing site using Snapshot and working on it locally, and then replacing the old (current) site with the new one when it's ready. But it’s an eCommerce site with occasional sales. If I copy the site over and work on it separately, there will most-likely be new orders coming in during the time period that I’m redesigning -- and I’m not sure if there’s a way to import JUST those potential orders later, in order to keep things up-to-date before debuting the new site (they are using WooCommerce -- yeah, I know...I wish it was MarketPress).
Is there a way to go about this using Snapshot, where I could copy the site elsewhere, work on my redesign for however long it takes, and then update JUST the most recent WooCommerce components later somehow, while keeping all my new redesign intact? (And would any new customers also import?).
I'm still a little unclear about how Snapshot works, and what it actually does -- so any help/advice in this regard would be greatly appreciated.