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[resolved] Possible to preview templates offline? (4 posts)

  1. Streetandre
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Is there a way that I can play around with my themes and templates offline and preview what they look like when I make changes? As in, how can I see what my theme looks like without selecting that theme as my current style and then just viewing the page in Firefox? Thanks.

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    1. You can try the Preview Theme plugin from here Plugins/Admin_Tools or
    2. Install XAMPP from http://www.apachefriends.org/en/index.html and have a local install. Here is a guide for this: http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/xampp/

  3. Ptryk
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    XAMPP is cool.. there are two things that I wish someone said to me, 1> you need to populate the posts / pages (or import) 2> some things go a bit weird on it that were fine on the webserver. Nonetheless, I use it alot! .. my points are only cautionary.

    Now, if you want to preview on your actual blog.. then maybe you will want to try:
    http://boren.nu/archives/2005/03/08/preview-theme-plugin/

    you have to manually switch pages (it doesn't fix links to to posts pages, you just are adding an extension manually to the web address to the pages you want to check), but I find it works good as a live test before an update!

  4. Streetandre
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    XAMPP is exactly what I was looking for and it works great, thanks guys!

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