I am currently working on transferring an established (five years) site from TypePad to WordPress.
I am working on a 'dummy' site at first until I get the hang of the new interface and the layout of the theme I will be using (Transcript from Gabfire).
All is going well and I am finding answers to all my questions - except one.
I am currently using domain mapping to map my URL to my TypePad site. When I am ready to start the WordPress install on my host (GoDaddy), I am not sure how I will be able to preview my new site, because when I try to access http://www.example.com it will be redirected to my existing Typepad site.
I do not want to make my new WordPress site live until I am sure the transfer has gone smoothly (with 2,000 posts it will take a while and will need some work on images).
Does anyone have an idea of how I cam preview my new site while still leaving the old one active until the transfer is complete? Is it possible?
Thanks in advance for any insights!