Install and build a site offline (4 posts)

  1. bjguides
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am fairly new at this wordpress thing, just built my first site with it last week.

    I want to build a brand new site for someone else using WP. Their domain has a fully operational website on it (it was built with FrontPage by someone else). They want don't want the current site to go down until the WP site is ready (using the same domain).

    Is there a way to build and test my WP site on my desktop, so I can show them the new look and changes (for approval). Then upload it to the domain and replace the old site?

    I am hoping that there is some kind of program that simulates an SQL DB on the desktop to get it done. Any ideas will be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

  2. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Reading the docs would be the very first idea...

    but nobody else will see it unless they can sit at your computer...

  3. wizzz_wizzz
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi, I am a newbie and have a similar requirement with the threadstarter.

    I have followed the instructions from http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Installing_WordPress_on_your_own_Computer.

    However, at the last step, I am completely lost. After typing http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php, my browsers shows the screen for Username and Password. But I was unable to log in. Am I suppose to use username: root and "blank" for password? Am I right to assume that I would get to the administration panel (with links to dashboard, profile....etc) screen if my log in is successful?

    Please bear with me with my questions sound silly. Any advise would be much appreciated.


  4. bjguides
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks Moshu,
    I'll give that a shot and see how it goes.

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