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[resolved] Old website still up, how to create new one (6 posts)

  1. xxzabxx
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I currently have an old website up. I will be creating a new one, with a new host, using wordpress. I need the original website to continue to operate while the new one is being built. Then change the DNS to the new one, once it is complete.

    The issue I'm having is, I am unable to access : http://www.WebsiteNamehere.com/wp-admin while my old ecommerce site is running in parallel. So I am unable to login and create/edit.

    Thoughts?

  2. Eric Hoanshelt
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It depends on how you setup your new host area. If your new wordpress and host is expecting your live domain, then you need to fool your local host file to point your domain to the new host area.

    Here is how to do it on a MAC:
    http://osxdaily.com/2012/08/07/edit-hosts-file-mac-os-x/

    If you are using windows, use google to search for "Edit host file on [what ever your current operating system is]"

    Essentially, if you make this edit to a host file
    111.111.111.111 yourdomain.com

    Then when you go to the browser ONLY on your local machine with yourdomain.com go to the 111.111.111.111 IP address.

    Hope this helps!

  3. xxzabxx
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think I get what you mean. I do use windwos. So in essence, I edit a host file. (I'll look that up) And basicly tell it the specific IP address to the NEW build I want to work on. And only on my work PC, when I go to that address, I see the NEW hosts blank WP build. But the rest of the world still see's my old site?

    That the gist of it?

  4. Eric Hoanshelt
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Exactly :-)

    Welcome to development 101.

    If you want to go even further, I would recommend local development on your machine. Easier and does not require a internet connection. You can use a tool like http://serverpress.com/products/desktopserver/ or research WAMP on google.

  5. xxzabxx
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Fantastico, already working away. Thanks.

  6. xxzabxx
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    resolved

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