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This question relates to published site with significant usage -- I don't want to accidentally take it down for any significant length of time.
We currently have a home page that is a php (home.php) file.
I have a draft home page that is a CMS page with the location "home_test". It is currently not in the menu and not published.
I have learned the hard way that changing the location results in losing all page variables that have been set, and there are quite a few of them. I've also had fuel change the navigation structure on me. I'd like to avoid both if possible.
I'm looking at the structure of the fuel_pages and fuel_nav tables. Both seem pretty straight forward. I'm thinking that I could likely avoid most problems simply by manually editing the location in the fuel_pages table to "home" and setting the published field to "yes". I'm then assuming from what I see that the fuel_nav table would need no changes.
Am I correct in this?
Would I need to eliminate the home.php file or will the CMS page take precedence?
I don't know if it matters, but we are in fuelcms 1.4.2