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  • My site is live–people visit all the time, and there’s no one “low-visitor” time where I can develop without causing interruption.

    How do I develop my theme? I want to develop it somehow off-site, and then import it to my current (live) blog once it’s finished and done.

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  • Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    There are a few ways of doing it, and if you have Windows you can use Xampp:

    Or you could use a Theme switcher and not let others see it’s there – you get to switch to the test theme but they do not.

    My hosting is on a Linux server.

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    Sorry – I meant the machine you are now on 🙂

    I use the theme switcher plugin and for my session only, switch the theme to my new/in development theme. For everyone else, it’s the stable production theme.

    i use theme-switcher plugin. it latest version is available in

    once u got it installed and activated, you do,

    this will write a cookie on your local machine, so only you will be seeing the site in this theme, while all others will be seeing it in the current theme u have.


    You guys are awesome. Thanks very much!

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