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Testing a new theme w/o going LIVE (6 posts)

  1. JimSeybert
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm happy with my current theme, but I would like to see what my content looks like on a couple of different themes.

    Is there a way to bata test all my content, widgets, plugins, - everything - on a new theme without affecting the current version?

  2. dremation
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    2 options. EasyPHP or ThemeDreaver. EasyPHP is free. It installs a localized version of Apache, PHP, MySQL. You'll have to run a quick install of WordPress and then you can test away. ThemeDreaver runs like $70 I think and it doesn't always show all content/widgets.

  3. JimSeybert
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'll give EasyPHP a whirl - thank you

  4. figaro
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If you have trouble getting easyphp working, you may want to give XAMPP a try...see the following video for step-by-step procedures to get WordPress running using XAMPP.

    http://educhalk.org/blog/?p=154

  5. dremation
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    TIP: when you go to install WP on your local machine.. browse to

    http://127.0.0.1/
    DB Name: test
    USER: root
    PASS: leave empty

    if you want to change this then go to http://127.0.0.1/home/mysql/
    there you can create a db.

  6. JimSeybert
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Should mention - I'm on a Mac
    OX 10.4 (Tiger)
    Would that matter for any of these?

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