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How do I edit my stylesheet without affecting the live site? (8 posts)

  1. MrDru
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey all,

    First off, I'm new to actually messing around with CSS, so I'm sorry if I might be a bit slow.

    Anyway, I'd like to edit the coding in my stylesheet, but I don't want people to see that.

    Does anyone know how I can do this?

    Thanks a bunch for any help.

  2. alex80ks
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    if you use mozzila you can try firebug extension for mozzila or to install home server(wamp or xamp or whatever) and there to test it .

  3. MrDru
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hmmm, I'm not quite understanding Firebug.

    Though, I do use Filezilla, so I at least understand FTP basics -- so I'll try out XAMP.

    Anything else I should know?

  4. CrustyBarnacle
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You could use a child theme to edit the CSS files and then preview the site using the child theme. Just don't activate the child theme: Child Themes

  5. alex80ks
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I think for beggining that Firebug extension for Mozzila Firefox browser is the fastest and best for experimenting without affecting anything.No need to do anything more.This is editing your style or html code just on your screen but you can always use child theme if you want.What is easier for you that use :)

  6. MrDru
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hm, I still don't really understand how to use Firebug.

    As for child theme, where it says "create a directory," where do I make the directory?

    Thanks for your help so far, folks.

  7. MrDru
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I also found this guide in WordPress Codex about Sandboxes.

    I'm not really sure I get Step 2 and 3:

    2. From your initial or test WordPress site, view one of the following page views:

    Front Page
    Single Post
    Mult-Post Page

    3. From your browser:

    Choose File > Save As.
    Name the saved page with one of the above "titles."
    Save each page's file to your sandbox folder.

    What does it mean to choose a page? Do they mean to go to my site's actual page, or somewhere in the admin panel? Then, when I save the file, do I save the actual page, or something else?

  8. MrDru
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Does anyone know? Any help will gain e-hugs from me, if that helps.

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