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  • Hi,

    I’m new to wordpress. I have a ‘Coming Soon’ page on my URL and at the same time I’d like to work and twiddle with my main theme over about a month until it’s ready to replace the Coming Soon’ page.

    How can I do this? I use c-panel and all I seem to be able to do is switch templates, it only lets me select one or the other. If I make changes to one template, and switch away from it back to the ‘Coming Soon’ theme, will I loose all my edits?

    Any suggestions much appreciated.

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  • Boris


    Best thing to do is get yourself a copy of xampp (a local server on your computer, just google for it). Then you can install WordPress there and fiddle as much as you want without it showing up anywhere. When you’re finished with the site, then you upload it to your production server. There’s loads of tutorials on the web on how to do exactly that. I remember there being some on

    Good luck!

    To do what you’re asking to do, you can use the WordPress Lock Out plugin (Found Here).

    You can set the “Coming Soon” page in the WordPress admin. This plugin will only let people who are logged in actually see the design/site. If you use Lock Out, you won’t have to worry about switching between themes. Just keep it set on the one you’re working on. But the answer, for future reference, is that you won’t lose any changes by switching themes. Once you edit a theme it stays edited.

    That’s wonderful I’ll check those out.

    Thanks very much both of you.

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