I'm about to make a bunch of updates and changes to content types, views, themes and actually adding content on my development server. I was wondering if there was an easier way to migrate things from development to production beyond doing the following:
- putting the production server in maintenance mode.
- copying over everything (development -> production) from site root (excluding sites/default/settings.php)
- exporting the development database and importing it on the production server
- crossing fingers and hoping that nothing crashes for unforeseen reasons.
I've seen that there's already some posts on workflows that involve using the features module, but does it actually export content or settings changes to things like blocks and views? I was wondering if there was a module or a tutorial that I wasn't able to find on google that gave some good advice on this.