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[resolved] create blog offline (7 posts)

  1. bestremera
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi,

    I want to be able to develop and tweak a blog before I upload it.
    I don't want people to see the mess before I'm ready to post.
    Can I do that?
    If so, what are the step I take?

    Thanks, Bob

  2. Austin Matzko
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Here is an article that discusses how to set up a local (i.e. on your computer) version of WordPress.

  3. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Simpler than that is a test WP installation which under "privacy" you choose to not be indexed by search engines, but filosofo answered your "offline" question.

  4. Austin Matzko
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Keep in mind that the blog visibility under Settings > Privacy does not hide your blog--people would still be able to "see the mess." All it does is instruct search engines not to index the pages, as Gangleri said.

  5. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Naturally; but when 'nobody knows' about the test site, how would anybody see the mess (and would it really matter if they do)?

    Well maybe I'll try to make a local WP installation some day too, but at the moment I'll just work with my test site.

  6. StrangeAttractor
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If you have control over the server where you are hosting the WP installation, you put password-protection on the site. Then no one can access it, whether or not the search engine setting is "private" -- you need to log in to even see it. (Not a WP feature, but a feature of your hosting service/server).

  7. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    That's a good option, never thought about that actually!

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