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.
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)
Thanks I will check out both.. on the under construction plugin you mention.. are you able to use your own under construction page? I already have a splash page up I custom made..that is what I would want to use.. not some ugly default thing.
I found that pluggin. it is by Jeremy Messel.. quick question.. If it has some CSS and a few images.. where do I put those? I was just looking at the setting page screen shot of it and all I see is a big text field to put in my HTML.. I could do.. like embedded CSS but I still need to put the images somewhere? did you encounter this or use the pluggin’s default page?
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.
with XAMPP ect. someone on another forum mentioned the need for major computing power…. I have a 5 year old mac book pro.. is that good enough? ive updated the OS to snow leapard but never upgraded the RAM processor or memory. Is it really that intense?
I still think Ill be going the plugin route if I can. both methods sound interesting.. Fragga and kgscott, it seems your both saying the same thing.. correct me if Im wrong. So I can use their default “under construction page” modify the HTML, and put my css and image folders in the plugin folder.. OR kgscott your saying it really doesnt matter?
It’s definitely powerful enough to handle a local environment. It runs in the background, so depending on what you run on it you might want to get more RAM but it’s not going to hurt anything by installing/running and then checking to see.