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)
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.