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Preview site without having to make actual changes? (4 posts)

  1. Phillyzero
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Is there a way in wordpress or maybe some other method to edit all the php files and preview the outcome without having to actively change and update the website?

    My site at this point has a limited number of views but I don't want to have to fiddle around while people are popping in and out of the site, especially since it often takes me multiple tries to get something right in coding.

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Are you talking about modifying a theme? Because you are not supposed to edit any other .php file in WP.

    If yes, you can have your own theme in its own folder and there is a plugin, theme preview or preview theme... search for it.

  3. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Or you can just get XAMPP/MAMP and do a localhost install on your computer and develop your theme offline.

  4. Phillyzero
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm talking about modifying a theme package (comicpress atm), I just want people to have to visit my site while things are going crazy. What's XAMPP/MAMP?

    I've tried the Theme Tester plugin for wordpress, it apparently prevents anyone other then the admin to see the changes when activated, however it doesn't seem to work for me.

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