setting up wordpress while blog is still live on tumblr? (3 posts)

  1. seanohe
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So, I have a blog on tumblr and I want to set up a more comprehensive layout and am moving over to wordpress. I am wondering if there is a way that I can use the domain name from my other blog to set up wordpress, but still have that blog live until my wordpress is ready to go.
    issues would include: my hosting would need to point towards both tumblr and wordpress or could i set it up with http://example.com/index or something like that?

    Any comments to get me on the right track.

  2. No, a domain can only point to one location at a time. You CAN build your site on a temp URL (which most ISPs will give you, check with them), and then change the URL when you get the site done.

  3. GRAQ
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ipstenu is correct. You could your hosts file to point at the new host whilst developing, before switching DNS over.

    Here is a (badly named) post: http://wpgarage.com/tips/install-wordpress-without-domain-name/

    However, Ipstenu's suggestion is better. You should never hard code the domain in your themes or plugins, and renaming the site is reasonably simple in WP these days.

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