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  1. cmeister
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hi All,

    New to the forum.

    I need to build a website for a client. I'm using a PC-based version of WP (running on WAMP with Windows XP SP3).

    When the site is complete, I want to move the pages to my client's desktop PC (so they can update content as needed), and to the hosting server (live site).

    I need to do the following:

    Transfer the completed pages to my client's PC as seamlessly as possible.

    Be able to add content to the live site from my PC when my client requests a change.

    Allow my client to update their live site from their mobile phone and from their desktop PC.

    Questions:

    For my client's offline updates (desktop): would they need a separate WAMP and WordPress install on their PC, or do they just need to access WP on my PC? If so, how do I give them access?

    In order for my client to update their live site from a mobile device, would they need a mobile version of WordPress installed on their phone? Do they need to install a mobile equivalent of WAMP on their phone as well?

    Hope you can help...

    Thanks,

    cm

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    When the site is complete, I want to move the site to my client's desktop PC

    Um... why? Are they running a web server on their local PC?

  3. cmeister
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Poor choice of words.

    I asked if it would be best if they just had access to WP on my PC (for updates / testing).

    Also need the mobile question answered.

    Thanks.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I'm not sure why you seem to hung up on only accessing WP from a nominated PC. Since WP is 100% web based, you can access/admin a site from any computer, tablet or mobile anywhere in the world. So maybe you're over-thinking this a little?

    Yes - there are mobile version for tables and phones but they aren't mandatory. For example, I have the iOS app on my iPad but rarely use it as I can still do most things on the site using plain old Safari.

  5. cmeister
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Sorry, I'm a rookie...

    So what is happening on my PC with the WAMP install?

    I was told I needed it in order to use WP locally.

    I don't want my PC to act as a server. Thought I needed that set-up to create/test the pages offline.

    Do I just need to register with WP, create webpages on the WP site and then publish them to make them live - or do I need to ask/pay WP to host before the pages are live?

    Thanks.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    So what is happening on my PC with the WAMP install?

    Were you just developing a theme or plugin locally? Or an entire site?

  7. cmeister
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I was using one of the WP themes and then modifying the CSS to create pages for a small multi-page "site". I was installing various plugins via the WP site (e.g. Twitter feed).

    I'm not doing any development, just design.

    I guess I assumed I was doing all this with the results stored locally on my PC. Didn't think they would be live on WP (hope not! It's not finished).

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Assuming that you are just making theme changes, all you need to is upload our amended theme's folder to wp-content/themes on the live site. Job done.

    With regard to your earlier questions:

    Do I just need to register with WP, create webpages on the WP site and then publish them to make them live

    I would certainly suggest that approach, yes. Otherwise you're back to physically restoring database backups etc.

    do I need to ask/pay WP to host before the pages are live?

    wordpress.org does not host any domains/sites apart from its own. Nor do you have to pay wordpress.org for anything related to WordPress. It's all free. But you do, obviously, need to have some paid hosting space and a domain name in order to run a live site. That can be sorted out by you separately.

  9. cmeister
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Last question....

    "Assuming that you are just making theme changes, all you need to is upload our amended theme's folder to wp-content/themes on the live site. Job done."

    How is this done?

    Thanks.

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Using FTP or whatever file management application your host provides.

  11. cmeister
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    OK. Thanks.

    I appreciate all the help.

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    No problem. :-)

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