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    i have a site at the mo on wordpress and am looking to build a new one with a different theme. Only problem is is that I need to get the new site live while building so people can help me (I am currently doing it locally)

    Is there a way I can set this up on wordpress? So maybe create an area on my current website to build my new theme up?



    You should create a sub directory and install WordPress to that directory. Then you can work on your new theme there. Once finished, transfer it to the WordPress you need it on. Wah-la! :)


    So I have at the mo

    So if I create a folder called new site.

    Put that folder in my htdocs part of my server and then install new copy of wordpress in that folder and install theme as normal

    So my new url would be

    Is that right?

    Many thanks :)


    I’ve done what MJK has said to do and it works for me. So once you install wordpress in the sub-directory, just go to

    That will give you the generic wordpress default theme, basically its a whole new site. From there you would need to test your theme and upload it to the … /YOURTHEME.

    Hope that helps.


    If the structure of the site is essentially staying the same, you can actually upload the theme to the live site and set it up so that only admins can see it, and the rest of the public simply sees the regular theme.

    I forget what the plugin is called… Theme Switch? Theme Switcher?


    cheers guys…

    All working now..

    Quite exciting :D

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