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"The directory does not exist: "

I pushed a page onto the server with GitHub actions a now it says "The directory does not exist:" But I don't understand which directory? yii\base\InvalidConfigException: The directory does ...
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Run Craft CMS 3 (or 4) without a .env file?

In trying to set up a CI/CD process to containerize Craft 3 and deploy to Azure App Service, I succeed in building a container that runs Craft, however, each time the container gets redeployed, I ...
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Recommended caches to clear after server deployments?

Craft has this article about deployment best practices: https://craftcms.com/knowledge-base/deployment-best-practices It also states that you might want to clear caches after deployments, which is of ...
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Craft loses license after deploy

We're using "atomic" deploys where we symlink to the new version. Each time we do this, Craft thinks it's unlicensed. As we have allowAdminChanges set to false, this requires manually ...
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All logins fail on Craft CMS 3 after code redeploy and database restore

Background: AWS deployed Craft site. I pushed an update to the php version (7.0.32 to 8.0x) the container was running on along with an upgrade to Craft (Craft Pro 3.5.15.1 to 3.7.42) and several ...
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Security Key Not Loading from Environment: Next Twig\Error\RuntimeError: craft\web\Request::cookieValidationKey must be configured with a secret key

Our new Craft CMS instance in the AWS cloud won't load the security key from an environment variable. (We do not use a .env file.) $ curl http://localhost/actions/app/health-check An internal server ...
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How to use Craft commands in Github Actions

This is how I want to trigger certain actions with the craft terminal. It does not work: # execute Craft commands on remote server - name: Execute SSH Craft Commands on remote server uses: ...
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Deploy Craft CMS site to VPS for the first time

I'm completely new to deploying a Craft CMS to a web server and don't know where to start. I have self taught experience in front-end development but I'm lost when it comes to anything deployment/...
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Unable to setup Craft on a DigitalOcean managed DB

I just cloned an existing droplet with a working instance of Craft, I created a MySQL8 managed DB but whenever I run php ./craft setup I get this error: Caused by: Exception 'yii\db\Exception' with ...
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Craft CMS starts throwing HTTP status 500 after a few hours of uptime

I'm working on a "hello world" Craft CMS deployment to AWS ECS. To build my Craft CMS Docker images I use the official base image craftcms/nginx:8.0. The first few hours after the deployment,...
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How to change the primary site on a multi-site setup?

We have a multisite setup. We're wanting to use the same codebase, but deploy to two different servers with some of the sites on server 1 and the rest on server 2. For example: Server 1 Site 1 [...
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Is it possible to run Craft CMS on Google's Cloud Run?

I've been able to get Craft to run on Google App Engine (GAE), but not Google Cloud as of yet. The error message I'm seeing in the browser is: /app/craftcms/storage/runtime isn't writable by PHP. ...
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Cannot find page but is active in the admin panel. Staging and locally no issues

I've recently deployed an extension to an already existing craft website. I always have a staging website where we can make sure everything is working as expected. Everything was. When I pushed the ...
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Synching content and template files across environments

I'm new to CraftCMS and have a few basic questions about synching contents between local and remote development environments. This has been discussed in other posts by I'm looking for more specific ...
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Applying changes from your project config files ... No site settings exist for section 20

Deploying on production is giving me this error. Applying changes from your project config files ... No site settings exist for section 20 Deploying to stage is working no problem. Production isn't ...
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Automated deployment with content migrations and structural changes

In the knowledge base article there are 4 steps described to automate the deployment process Pull updates for git Run composer install Run migrate/all Run project-config/apply The problem with this ...
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Maintaining and deploying many multi-site from a single codebase

We're developing an application that uses a multi-site Craft back-end with a JS front-end, making use of GraphQL. The intention is to maintain a single codebase that can be used to deploy new and ...
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Craft 3 to webserver (with only access to public_html )

I just wanted to deploy, my site live, but I was running to some issues. I read that I should put only the web folder to public_html and all the other folders and files above that. But on my server ...
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Applying project config changes with post-receive git hook

I site I'm working on uses a post-receive git hook for deploying changes to the server. At the moment, it looks like this: #!/bin/sh # default cpanel stuff branch=$(/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/...
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Problems transferring updates back to live server

For quite a long time i've updated and amended Craft by taking a copy of the files and database (.zip) from the live server, making the updates/changes/amendments locally and then transferring ...
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Can't access control panel

I moved my website from local to an online test server via git. Everything works fine, except that I can
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Deploying and syncing project.yaml

I have a Craft CMS site set up that deploys through TeamCity and am trying to set up a build step to auto run "./craft project-config/sync". I keep getting an error saying the file can't be found, I'...
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CI/CD with Craft

Does anybody have experience with CI/CD and Craft? I am testing deploying to PlatformSH but cannot find anything on Google about CI with Craft. Has anybody setup Travis or something similar on ...
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What is the correct way to update a production site with composer?

I disable admin updates on production sites, and update Craft and its plugins by updating in the development environment, and then deploying to production using Git. My basic process starts like this: ...
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Unable to Access "Settings" in Backend

So I've created a boilerplate for my web development company using Craft. However, I'm encountering so much inconsistency across different machines. I recently set up a new website at my public ...
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Auto trigger craft project-config/sync on deployment

So I have the following in my Composer file: "scripts": { "post-root-package-install": [ "@php -r \"file_exists('.env') || copy('.env.example', '.env');\"" ], "post-create-project-...
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Deploying Craft on Apache Server - Error code 255

I'm trying to deploy our Craft 3 site on an Apache server. When running composer install I get the following error. @php nys-setup update Script @php nys-setup update handling the post-install-...
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How do I resolve dependency conflicts in Composer?

I'm new to using Composer and I'm having trouble deploying to Laravel Forge. I am getting an error message that says: Your requirements could not be resolved to an installable set of packages. ...
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How should one go about using Craft with Git? [not duplicate]

I've seen many other questions about Craft deployment, some of which even use Git, but none seem to thoroughly address how one would use version control on their local development environment, push ...
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SOLVED: Best way to deploy Craft 3 to webserver?

I want to deploy a local craftCMS 3 website to a server, but I didn't manage to get answers to some of the questions I have rightnow on Google search. So I hope you can help me with this and can help ...
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Blank pages after moving from Local development to Production

I'm very new to Craft and recently built my first Craft-powered website (locally) and it works fantastic. Now, I want to move it to production, and I'm having trouble. Locally, everything went very ...
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How to Deploy CraftCMS to Dreamhost w/Github

I was recently able to get Craft CMS installed on my local server and I am using MAMP to host locally as I develop the site. I have never set up a site on my own, so I was hoping someone could give ...
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Deploying Craft 3 site to production has working admin but 503 front end

I have just deployed my first Craft 3 site to a production server with the following process: Deploying git repo to the server Then running the composer command to download the required files for ...
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What is the best way to deploy a Craft CMS 3 site?

I'm unclear as to the best way to deploy a Craft CMS 3 site. I'm looking for some best practices and guidance. I'm currently using Rocketeer to deploy the code from my local environment to my staging ...
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Handling path to assets (css, js) between local and production environment

How do you guys handle different paths between local and production environments regarding css and js files in your template twig files? I am following the tutorials of nystudio107, which are simply ...
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Development – deployment environment

I am new to Craft 3 and never set up a local environment with composer, bitbucket and gulp. So I dived into all these things to get my hands on Craft 3. At the moment I am using a shared hosting ...
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Deployment of Craft 3 site to the production server

I am quite new in Craft CMS 3. I have developed a new site and now I want to move it to the production server. I have just moved all the files by FTP, moved the database, changed .env variables. ...
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Recommended High Availablity Architecture

We are looking to use Craft CMS for an upcoming web project, are there any documented architectures or topologies for deploying into a production setup. This would be for high availablity across ...
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Links breaking with double domain

When calling my links, they're appearing and trying to link like so: testurl.com/university/testurl.com/university/arizona-state/ Really it should just be testurl.com/university/arizona-state/ ...
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Getting Service Unavailable when setting up domain name

Currently I'm trying to push my deployed website to the actual domain name it needs to be under using DigitalOcean. The website works perfectly when accessing it directly from the droplets ip address. ...
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Can't load assets or upload assets

Currently trying to load an asset located in the following branch of my install: Craft html uploads Unfortunately when I try to head directly to a specific asset I get the following error message ...
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Deploying CraftCMS to Digital Ocean

Currently I'm having an issue deploying to Digital Ocean and would love some advice, i've followed numerous tutorials but they seem to just drop off half way through the process so just need some ...
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Update fields structure from local to production

How can I change fields/sections structure locally while having a live site and then upload the new structure, without wiping the production site? In Wordpress ACF you can just Sync the fields ...
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Craft folder deployment outside public folder

I would like to commit my craft project to bitbucket en deploy it with the help of Deploybot. The plan is to put the templates (in craft folder) and public assets (public folder) under version ...
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What are useful guidelines for Craft CMS security on VPS (virtual private servers)?

We have the choice of engaging services like Forge and ServerPilot, or rolling our own. Besides pricing, the opacity of what the services are actually providing can be a question -- just how well do ...
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Recommended workflow when developing new websites

A common workflow for me when building a web page is the following. I'm getting a PSD-file (Photoshop) from a external advertising agency Build the site in Webflow and then export to plain html/css/...
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Getting started deploying Craft sites with Capistrano

I'd like to deploy a Craft site with Capistrano but am looking for the best way to get started. Is the Craft Deploy utility by Bluegg up to date, or would it be better to use a vanilla version of ...
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Workflow when you only have FTP access?

I'm building a simple low traffic website in Craft for a customer whose web server only allows access over ftp. How would you have done the work in practical terms? Building the site locally and then ...
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Breaking one large Craft app into multiple smaller apps

Some background information: We use a Craft app that has several modular components that we've put into separate plugins. IE: a purchase plugin, "logged in" plugin, and so on. I'm thinking of ...
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Digital Ocean: Dev + Production Droplets

I've been learning craft and want to setup a production & development environment. I've primary HTML CSS experience with limited backend or server related experience One way I thought about ...
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