Deploy plugin process


I want to ask, if someone have experience with the Deploy plugin. The question is, if I update the theme from the development setup to the production setup is the deploy process overwriting the production content? My Theme setup is a flat file setup. So as far as I understand the deploy process will overwrite the changes made by the customer. Am I right?

Yup, that’s correct. That’s part of the reason why Tailor was created. To mitigate the issues of using the themes as a flat file setup.

What I suggest is, if you can, use the theme to create database entries and read the data from that.

Thank you for your reply.

This means if I use Tailor for content creation I will have no problem with content overwriting? Is this right.

Yes, that’s right. In Tailor, content goes in the database but the structure exists in the file system. This is a sweet spot when building websites.

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So if I have a normal cms page and the client is updating the page and I deploy a new version, the changes are gone. So every content needs to be a tailor content to work proper with the deploy plugin, right?

No, it you make the structural changes the data in the DB will be persist

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Thank you for your answer