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    joelinsk
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    I have a project coming up, where I need to develop a wordpress theme, test, populate pages and posts etc, and I need to be able to show the client a “hidden link” where it can be previewed… and of course i need to do all this while leaving the existing site (static- not wordpress) untouched.

    Have done this tons of times when launching static sites, but not with WordPress…. any suggestions are appreciated…

    #88236

    TheDoc
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    I would create a subdomain and build it all out there. Eg:

    dev.clientdomain.com

    I’d use htaccess to make the directory password protected.

    Then when you go to launch the site, you’ll move the entire directory into the root, remove the password protection, and update some of the links.

    #88244

    OniLinkCR
    Member

    You can also do a folder instead of a subdomain. Make sure when you install wordpress that nothing of it is indexed by search engines.

    #88246

    TheDoc
    Moderator

    I would definitely make sure it’s a subdomain. That way when you’re testing, all of the links will still be relative to the root.

    #88454

    joelinsk
    Member

    Thanks guys, I appreciate the input.

    #88504

    Mottie
    Moderator

    If you are using a Mac, Chris has a video on a program called MAMP.

    If you have a PC, then try out WampServer.

    #90094

    JoshWhite
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    Hey I finally found the thread again! Does anyone else have any experience with the sub-domain method? I’m attempting it right now and we’re another couple of weeks away from launch but I want to make sure I understand how to properly move it over.

    When you get ready to move it, do you go into Settings > General and change the 2 url’s and then proceed to move it? I had an issue once where I changed the path and it wouldn’t let me log in any more :/

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    sanclementejoe
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    More discussion and a walkthrough of this would be much appreciated!

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