I have seen my fair share of stupid questions being asked ..
Look, you wanna feel disrespected, you have at it. Im not apologizing for anything. If I really wanted to disrespect I could have asked you if you were "lazy or just stupid", right?
Of course, this is the place to come for questions, but dont you think after waiting 7 days that it might be the kind of question that might be answered by doing a little of your own leg work?
I mean cmon, I can go google your question and get pages of relevant results.
There's typically a reason that threads go like that without being answered.
Lastly dont put words in my mouth -- I said I thought your question was trivial, NOT stupid. And I didnt say anything UNTIL after you decided to be mouthy to someone that cleans up the forum for you. Someone doing you more of a favor than you may ever know.
And honeslty, if you really cant see how compared to a post about being hacked, THIS IS trivial, well then I cant help you.
That there are hundreds more of them doesnt make this one any less of one.. in my opinion.
Now, you can respond, have at it, Im not coming back, I said my peace.
Can I build the site on another domain I own - but point the wp-config.php information to my current mySQL database? Would that work?
Yes, as long as you change the siterul and blogurl settings in your wp-config.php --> Thats in the codex.
Or, in the alternative, if I create a new database and build the theme on this other domain - can it be easily switched to my live domain when I am ready to make the switch (so I don't have to redo all the pages, posts, etc)