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  • Resolved ecofugal

    (@ecofugal)


    hi everyone.

    i use wordpress for my site.

    http://www.eddycrosby.com/

    i installed wp in a separate directory since i want to keep things neat and tidy. Now i want to redesign my website with a new theme and test out some plug ins but i don’t want to do it on my live site.

    whats i the best way to do this?.

    should i create a new directory called “dev” and install a new copy of wordpress there?
    such as
    http://www.eddycrosby.com/dev/index.html

    thanking you
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  • Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    should i create a new directory called “dev” and install a new copy of wordpress there?

    That’s probably the safest way. Install a new copy of WordPress into a separate directory and a separate database, then work with that.

    Thanks so much MacManX
    i hear i can create a sub domain such as
    http://dev.eddycrosby.com
    and point it to that new directory. is that correct?

    once i am happy with the dev site is it easy to move it to the main directory or do i make my domain name point to the dev directory?

    cheers

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    i hear i can create a sub domain such as http://dev.eddycrosby.com and point it to that new directory. is that correct?

    That would depend on your hosting provider and the capabilities of their control panel.

    once i am happy with the dev site is it easy to move it to the main directory or do i make my domain name point to the dev directory?

    Just follow this guide to move it.

    many thanks for the info MacManX
    much appreciated

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    You’re welcome!

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