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  1. bcp
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I have a membership site created with cold fusion. It is hosted on the creators server. I wish to recreate the site using wordpress on my own hosting account.

    I was told I would create the account and install wordpress and make the site there...and then change name servers. This is not working so well as I cannot access the wordpress site, only the cfm site.

    I cannot have the site down for more than a few hours, so it will mean re-creating the site entirely and then turning it on.

    What is the best way? Install it locally on my computer? I have a Mac, though I've not done this before.

    What should I look for in a person who would know how to do this? A wordpress person? A webmaster? A designer (to help customize the site)? All of the above? Someone else?

    Thanks for help. Thus far, I'm running into dead ends.

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    You certainly CAN create the site on a local installation of WP on your computer - see:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress_Locally_on_Your_Mac_With_MAMP

    But the downside of that is that moving it can be a bit involved - see:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

    Another alternative would be to ask the hosting company if they can give you a temporary domain name to use until you are ready to switch over or to register a "throw away" domain name to use for creating the site - then you'd switch that over when you're ready.

  3. bcp
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thank you for your response.

    I like the idea of using a "throwaway" domain. However, what happens to the links when I change domains. For example if the domain is www.xyz.com and an post or page may be linked as www.xyz.com/boilegg - what happens when I change the domain to ourcity.com? Will the links all reflect the new domain (ourcity.com/boilegg)?

    Can this be correct be a search and replace tool as referenced in the moving wordpress link your gave?

    Thanks

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Yep, that's pretty doable with a plugin such as -

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/velvet-blues-update-urls/

    Of course, always back up a database before doing something like that (Just gotta say that every time...) :).

  5. bcp
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thank You!

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