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  • # October 29, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    I am getting ready to design and do some major tweaking to a WordPress theme for my portfolio site. As far as I know you cant see or have the WordPress site function without it being launched and hooked up with its database you create etc right? Well I dont want ot do that on my main domain. Is the only way to see it and work on it online is to have another domain that you work on it on THEN migrate it to your final domain when ready to launch? that is what I did the 1st time around but I cant help but wonder if there is an easier way that I am missing. I always have issues migrating and it freaks me out.


    # October 29, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I do all my WordPress development locally using MAMP. You can also use XAMPP if you aren’t on OS X.

    # October 29, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    I use XAMPP myself sometimes I use an under construction plugin that displays a coming soon page but will allow me to view and make changes when logged in as admin if i feel like putting it up online first instead (typically when there is no existing site on the root of the server)

    # October 29, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Yes, you can define a custom page as you see fit…

    and XAMPP(windows) or MAMP(mac) is simply a local server that allows to work, well, locally :)

    The plugin I use is called “Under Construction”…By I think Jeremy Massel (or something like that)

    # October 30, 2012 at 1:21 am

    I actually just used my ftp and modified the default page to suit my needs…if you use absolute paths (via your theme folder etc…) you shouldn’t have to use inline styles…just reference them as you would normally.

    # October 30, 2012 at 6:59 am

    On Windows, I use WAMP myself. Not sure if it’s better, or worse, than XAMPP (since I never used that one).

    # October 30, 2012 at 9:17 am

    I actually use WAMP as well, XAMPP above was a typo…

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