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s2Member Install Temporary Test Site in Subdirectory (3 posts)

  1. WarrenSports
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hi s2Member,

    I want to install WordPress with s2Member Pro in a subdirectory so I can create and test everything before it goes live. Then when its ready to publish I will replace the temporary "Coming Soon" page in the root directory with my new s2Member site.

    EXAMPLE
    First: http://www.mydomain.com/beta while I build the site
    Then: http://www.mydomain.com when ready to publish

    My question is, will this cause any problems or errors when I come to move the site into the site root directory?

    Many thanks
    Warren

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/s2member/

  2. KTS915
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    I can't see any reason why this should cause a problem (provided, of course, you update internal hyperlinks) but my question is why you would want to complicate matters anyway.

    If you use a plugin like underConstruction (there are many others available), you can do all your testing on the actual site itself while still allowing only logged-in users like yourself to see what the site looks like. Logged-out users continue to just see a "Coming Soon" page.

  3. WarrenSports
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Thanks KTS915,

    Yes I usually update everything with an SQL query when the site is finished so its no big deal and takes minutes. I find this method easier when testing on lots of different devices too so I don't have to keep logging in.

    Its also easier for stakeholders to quickly check progress on an email link on a mobile without having to login which gets a bit tedious for some older clients while on the move!

    I'll post an update here in a few weeks when done to report on how it worked out...

    Cheers
    Warren

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