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designing a site offline (4 posts)

  1. cirocandia
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi there

    I'm very new to wordpress and have been playing around with different themes, and the editor, and realise there is a lot to learn and a lot of possibilities. However, I'm also keen on getting a basic site up and running asap so that I can start directing people towards it. Is there a simple way to play around with my website offline whilst keeping a basic design online straight away? Of course I know that I can also register another domain and have one for my 'testing' but is there a simpler way to do this?

    Many thanks

  2. j1ck
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Have a look at a program named Xampp: http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html

    Basically it is a simple server for your pc. Easy to setup and includes all the features you need to run wordpress.
    Once it is setup put the files in <your xampp installation>/htdocs.
    Typing http://localhost or 127.0.0.1 will load the site in your browser as a normal hosted server would.

  3. Steffen Jørgensen
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    An other way to do it, is setting up a subdomain; beta.yourdomain.com and develop it from there.
    That way, more people can cake part in the process.

  4. donwindle
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm thinking about doing the same thing myself with the beta subdomain. I'm running WordPress 3.0.4 on my primary domain right now. Would I have to load another copy of WordPress into the beta subdomain, or is there a method to use what I've already got running? I want to set-up a new theme in the subdomain and move it to my primary domain when I'm happy with it.

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