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[resolved] sub-domain as development (5 posts)

  1. lucianp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have an active static site that I want to move to Word Press keeping the same domain name and want to know the best process to do this. I am thinking perhaps building in a sub-domain of the site and then moving it to the domain when ready.

    Would this be the correct approach?
    What would I need to change when I move to it to production?

    I want to use the remote server it will eventually reside on.
    I do not want to use localhost for this project.

    I am sure others have done this or done something similar and would like to know their views.

    thank you

  2. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I want to use the remote server it will eventually reside on.
    I do not want to use localhost for this project.

    You just shot down my suggestion. I never build on an active host.

    Unless you are going to keep the subdomain, don't bother creating it. Install WordPress to a subfolder of your active site then when you are ready to move it you should be able to treat it like a subdirectory install.

  3. lucianp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    thanks for the reply.
    I think I will use your original suggestion (that I shot down :-) ) and build a virtual machine and put xampp on it.

    My original question remains 'What would I need to change when I move to it to production?'

    How is your environment set up?

    thanks

  4. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you use the localhost option, you would need to move the files and the database. And you will need to reset the "http://localhost" URLs in the database, for which I use Velvet Blues Update URLs. The Moving WordPress section of the Codex has the long form instructions for moving a site, which is basically what you are doing. It is really not that hard.

    Had you gone with the 'subdirectory' option the link I provided answered your question about what needs to move.

    My setup? I have a "roll your own" Linux/Apache/PHP/MySQL/ server on Slackware Linux, still my first love, and another on Debian, which I installed with Debian's apt-get packaging system. I have never used any of the WAMP/MAMP/XAMPP packages.

  5. lucianp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    thanks S, for your input, help and links. Perhaps after I get this site rolling, I can roll my own too :-)

    I appreciate your help and mark this resolved.

    thanks

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