I am speaking with a prospective client who wishes to use WP for his new site. We are moving him to a new host and basically ditching the old CSS/XHTML design/site, stripping out the content and going with a brand new site on the new host using WP.
Now I would like for there to be no interruption to his site since the site is one that runs a contest. So I want to develop the new site on the new hosting package, while leaving his old site on his old host.
I want to install the WP site on the temp domain I get when I register him for the new hosting package.
I've tried to do this before if I can recall correctly and the template did not show up on the temp URL. Does anyone know how to set up WP on a temp url (server w/ account name) and have the template show up and get everything working until we switch the DNS to make him live on his domain?