Do I need to have domain available to start WP blog? (3 posts)

  1. rhymes
    Posted 6 years ago #


    I currently have a blog on WP.com that's mapped to my domain. I want to move it to wp.org, but want change the theme a bit, so I don't want to switch the blog right over to .org.

    Do I need to have the domain free to start this or can I keep my wp.com blog up right until I'm ready to switch over? Is there a way to work with my .org theme without having the domain empty?

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

  2. figaro
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Set-up a local install and work on your theme...then when you switch, just upload it to your site. See the following video for setting up a localhost install using XAMPP.

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  3. rhymes
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks so much! I'm not very tecchie but this looks like I can handle it. I am going to try this out.

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