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Theme Development on Live Site (7 posts)

  1. ashes999
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    My site is live--people visit all the time, and there's no one "low-visitor" time where I can develop without causing interruption.

    How do I develop my theme? I want to develop it somehow off-site, and then import it to my current (live) blog once it's finished and done.

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    There are a few ways of doing it, and if you have Windows you can use Xampp:
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/xampp/

    Or you could use a Theme switcher and not let others see it's there - you get to switch to the test theme but they do not.

  3. ashes999
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    My hosting is on a Linux server.

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sorry - I meant the machine you are now on :)

  5. VaamYob
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I use the theme switcher plugin and for my session only, switch the theme to my new/in development theme. For everyone else, it's the stable production theme.

  6. sadish
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i use theme-switcher plugin. it latest version is available in wp-plugins.org

    once u got it installed and activated, you do, yourblog.com/index.php?wptheme=yourthemenametotest

    this will write a cookie on your local machine, so only you will be seeing the site in this theme, while all others will be seeing it in the current theme u have.

    Thanks.

  7. ashes999
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You guys are awesome. Thanks very much!

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