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  • Hi all,
    Sorry if this has been answered but I’m having trouble wrapping my head around the order that you install WordPress. It seems like people typically just install on a live server and make tweaks to that live site. I come from a web dev background where you build on a dev server and then move a copy of that code to a production server. It’s my first time setting up a WP site, I have a Domain hosted with, should I just install right to GoDaddy? OR should I develop locally and then move it to GoDaddy once I’m ready. Is there a right way wrong/wrong way or does it even matter?

    Sorry for the verbose post just trying to learn.


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  • Some here will say live “only”; others local “only”. I don’t believe there is a “right” answer for everyone 🙂

    Personally, I do it on a remote server (e.g. GoDaddy) and either on the live domain, if it is a site for myself, or a sub directory on one of my accounts if it is for a client. The nice thing about live is that you can get input on the progress from others, and additionally, control when for a client.

    I use local installs for testing things out; direct access to the file structure is handy 🙂

    Hey cobragtk,
    install it on your local machine. I also want to do it like this way.

    Hey guys,
    Thanks for the response. Yeah I think I’m over thinking it. I will just install straight to GoDaddy. I’ve come across a few articles specific to installing to GoDaddy but if either of you have any references you can point me to I’d be grateful. Thanks!


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