Consent to the use of Personal Data and Cookies

This website needs your consent to use cookies in order to customize ads and content.

If you give us your consent, data may be shared with Google.

Using Shopware's Watch Scripts

How to use the watch scripts to preview changes without having to recompile everything.

59 views
d

By. Jacob

Edited: 2022-11-06 08:25

1. Go to shopware's root folder:

cd /var/www/shopware/

2. Ron the desired watch- script:

sudo -u www-data bin/watch-storefront.sh

3. Preview your changes on the port number used by the watch script. E.g: http://localhost:8080/

Note. Remember to use the port number the script tells you to, otherwise you will not be able to see any changes. E.g: http://localhost:8080/ instead of http://localhost/.

What are the watch scripts used for?

Shopware has a couple of very useful scripts for developers, which allow us to view our changes "live", without the need to compile everything constantly.

  1. bin/watch-administration.sh
  2. bin/watch-storefront.sh

These scripts will start an extra web server on a separate port, so you should pay attention to the port number mentioned in the terminal when running the scripts. watch-administration.sh is used to test changes in the administration back-end while watch-storefront.sh allows you to test things in the storefront.

The scripts also work on your live server, but you need to make sure the port number used is also opened in your firewall.

You may run one of the scripts by typing:

sudo -u www-data bin/watch-administration.sh

Tell us what you think:

  1. Undefined array key password doing installation of Shopware using the web installer.
  2. How SEO URLs work in Shopware, and how to customize them.
  3. How to disable certain Exception error messages in Shopware, so that redundant messages do not show up in the log file.
  4. Running messenger:consume workers with a time limit can be useful, but you should also not set it too low.
  5. If shopware is stuck in maintenance mode, make sure to delete the update fulder and disable maintenance mode manually.

More in: Shopware