Hi, I am planning on putting a Wordpress blog up on its own subdomain at my domain (say foobar.com) hosted by Dreamhost. So it will be at blog.foobar.com.
I will be writing blog posts offline and then uploading them, and I would like to keep a copy of the whole blog on a USB stick as well as online. This will be my first blog, but I am familiar with using both FTP and SFTP. They are what I use at the moment to run my DH-hosted website.
As I understand it, a blog consists of exactly three sets of items:
a theme (basically a UI)
If I’m wrong about that, please can someone tell me!
Ideally I would like to be able to access the whole blog using FTP. Then I would keep my own copy on a USB stick, change and delete and test whatever I want, write new posts, etc., maybe delete what I wrote or change it to something else, or whatever, and then FTP the up-to-date blog (or more exactly, whatever was new) to blog.foobar.com., perhaps every day or basically whenever I feel like it.
Is that possible?
I’d also like to be able to back-download the whole thing including comments, and save that on top of what was already there on my stick.
Please can someone tell me what exact components of the blog I can run like that (publishing, amending, uploading and downloading, all using FTP), and what exact components I can’t access using FTP and will only be able to access using myphpadmin.
Excuse my ignorance, but when people refer to the blog’s database, I’m not sure exactly what that contains.
(If the only components of the blog that are not accessible using FTP are the comments, then I won’t necessarily have to use myphpadmin to access them, because I think there’s a facility for getting them by email, so I can set up an email address to receive them and then sort them into a folder for accepted and a folder for not accepted. That may be OK for my purposes. Again, please can someone tell me if I’m barking up the wrong tree here!)
Many thanks in advance for any help with this.