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  • Hello,

    I haven’t stepped up to pay for a web host or register a domain name yet (I am waiting to finish the conent creation portion of the project, which may take a couple months). I was just looking at and was interested in participating if I had time this Saturday.

    I followed the link to in regards to how to install wordpress locally on my machine (so I asssume that I could view it from my web browser as well as other machines on my network). Looks pretty neat.

    My question is, if I were to download a local version of wordpress, is it easy to migrate that to the hosting service I choose so it is available at ? Or is better to use their fantastico installation offered at the web host and start again ? Or are there specific files I can just overwrite using FTP on the pre-installed version of WordPress ?

    I thought it would be neat to do the work locally for the next few months, as I had the time, and then pay the bills and move everything live all at once.

    Thoughts ?

    Thank you.


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  • Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    It’s very easy to migrate from a local install to a webhost.
    It’s identical in fact to moving webhosts, and a guide to that is here (on the right)

    Thanks ! A lot of helpful information on there. I have saved the link.

    Everyone here in the forums has been really helpful; I haven’t started using WordPress yet (because I like researching things too much first) but y’all have been great. I like it.


    PS: how do I used code in these posts ? I have tried using a backtick (below tilde on keyboard) and then the HTML code … but is removing brackets and only showing what I have written in-between … for example: em.

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