Develop CMS on Own Machine B4 Hosting? (7 posts)

  1. Bill
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am a relatively nontechnical WP beginner and wish to develop WP to use as a CMS and blog.

    Would it make more sense to install WP on my desktop for development then migrate to my server when the site is ready for the public or just start by installing on my server and developing privately there?

    I am thinking about ease of use and speed during development. Wouldn't it be better locally?

    But I am concerned about encountering potential but unknow problems subsequent to migration? Is this something to be concerned about?

    thanks for your help!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

  3. Mike Schinkel
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @hollyhouse - I do everything locally whenever possible, so "Yes, a hundred times over: Yes!"

  4. Bill
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Mike, Thanks for your advice. It's very clear. I'm trying to follow your advice and install locally.

    Esmi, I read over the articles on installing and moving WP. It seems that, in theory, this should not be a problem.

    but help! once more if you can.

    I am having trouble with my WP installation. My "5 minute windows install" is in it's fourth hour. I started a new thread on it.
    See: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/problems-with-easy-5-minute-wordpress-installation-on-windows?replies=0#postform

    I realize this is a more technical request than the "big picture" guidance that I have been seeking to date. Hope you can bear with me.

  5. Bill
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Not sure what happened to the link in my prior post. I'll try again. Here it is in case the link window doesn't attach it again:

  6. Bill
    Posted 5 years ago #

  7. Samuel B

    Posted 5 years ago #

    follow this foolproof guide

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