We are working with GIT while development but keep sending each other database exports. I would like to use one database on a development server (as suggested to be the easiest solution on Keeping WP database synced across multiple developers using git)

But WP saves saves the domainname and while working local, for example localhost/project. All urls still point to dev.domain.com/

Can we overcome this problem or should we try another approach?

  • You are all in the same location? Have access to a common server? Then you should just use that as the server name. In my office we have a MAMP server running, and just access it by it's local IP: 192.168.192.blah:8888/project-name. Although, that is also where all the files are...
    – GhostToast
    Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 13:47
  • That's the problem, everybody has his/her own copy of the files and work on their own machine.
    – Tomas
    Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 21:30

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Set up a staging database on an online host and connect remotely from your various local dev environments. Might get a little confusing sharing 1 DB between many installs though.

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