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[Resolved] sub-domain as development

  • I have an active static site that I want to move to Word Press keeping the same domain name and want to know the best process to do this. I am thinking perhaps building in a sub-domain of the site and then moving it to the domain when ready.

    Would this be the correct approach?
    What would I need to change when I move to it to production?

    I want to use the remote server it will eventually reside on.
    I do not want to use localhost for this project.

    I am sure others have done this or done something similar and would like to know their views.

    thank you

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  • I want to use the remote server it will eventually reside on.
    I do not want to use localhost for this project.

    You just shot down my suggestion. I never build on an active host.

    Unless you are going to keep the subdomain, don’t bother creating it. Install WordPress to a subfolder of your active site then when you are ready to move it you should be able to treat it like a subdirectory install.

    thanks for the reply.
    I think I will use your original suggestion (that I shot down 🙂 ) and build a virtual machine and put xampp on it.

    My original question remains ‘What would I need to change when I move to it to production?’

    How is your environment set up?

    thanks

    If you use the localhost option, you would need to move the files and the database. And you will need to reset the “http://localhost” URLs in the database, for which I use Velvet Blues Update URLs. The Moving WordPress section of the Codex has the long form instructions for moving a site, which is basically what you are doing. It is really not that hard.

    Had you gone with the ‘subdirectory’ option the link I provided answered your question about what needs to move.

    My setup? I have a “roll your own” Linux/Apache/PHP/MySQL/ server on Slackware Linux, still my first love, and another on Debian, which I installed with Debian’s apt-get packaging system. I have never used any of the WAMP/MAMP/XAMPP packages.

    thanks S, for your input, help and links. Perhaps after I get this site rolling, I can roll my own too 🙂

    I appreciate your help and mark this resolved.

    thanks

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