I am trying to work with a magento site that has so much customized in it. unfortunately no documentation of any way is available so even the simplest task is a hit or miss!
I can clearly see that attributes and attributes sets are very poorly set up, as well as site behavior (from the template xml files). Needless to say that editing or deleting any of them will result in an unexpected behavior and having to face down time is always there.
Someone has suggested to find a way to make a copy of this magento installation(we may call it sandbox), use it for testing and editing without interfering with the business of the running instance of magento.
Let me know if you agree!
Furthermore please provide me with any documentation, tools, tips, another point of view may be!
p.s : Our Magento is ver. 22.214.171.124 running on a stand alone server, I haven’t contacted the hosting company to check if this is possible and if they can help with it. Also downloading a copy of our magento and work on it on the local machine doesn’t sound like a bad idea.