I have finally created my first WP powered website and this Saturday I will be making it live! (My first ever online website, so I’m pretty excited!)
I have basically created the website locally on my Windows 7 machine using XAMPP.
My friend/client will be purchasing his hosting the day before we meet up so we definitly have it all set up and ready to go.
I have been looking all over the Internet and now feel comfortable when it comes to exporting the SQL table from PHPMyAdmin and using FileZilla to FTP the files to the server etc.
However, one of the main things I’m struggling to get my head around is can I just copy the local WordPress folder from my machine onto a USB Pen Drive, travel to his house and sort it from his computer? Or do I need to do everything from my Computer?
I second Velvet Blue’s Update URLS – it’s one of those essential plugins I use with just about every site. I’ve changed my workflow to build everything on my own server and then move it once we officially launch the project. I use it literally every site launch that involves WP.
If you have trouble just post back on this thread. Once you’ve done one of them you’ll see how it all falls into place and takes hardly any time at all.
Thanks for your help @JoshWhite, I really can’t wait to get this actually online, it’s crazy how exciting it is for your first time! I just want things to go as smooth as possible so my friend doesn’t think I’m stupid, haha.