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  • Hi, I´m working on a wp site for a childress association. They were hosted on a non-supporting mysql server, so i asked them to transfer their domain to another one, and meanwhile I´m working on the theme in my own hosting.

    They now have a new hosting but there will be to wait for at least a week to get the domain name. I´ve thought installing wp on the temporary hosting (80.1456.2424etc) and start to work on the site, but I´m afraid I could lose it when I get the domain name. Also, all my web is page-based, linked thru lists on the sidebar, so I´ll have to change the links-names…

    Any tips??

    Thanks anyway….!!

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  • Install XAMPP from apachefriends.org on your local machine, and work on wp locally.

    Yeah, but this is the same solution as working at my own hosting…But all those page linked that I have should be reformatted , because they are linked on a different domain… Am I wrong??

    As long as the directory structure of the sites match (such as they both reside in root on both setups), your only change occurs in WordPress under Options > General (the WordPress and Blog address settings).

    Helpful doc on this:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_to_a_New_Server

    there’s a database backup plugin somewhere which is quite helpful.

    If your links are absolute, then yes, you might have to redo them (unless you can install locally in exactly the same named folders etc.) If your links are relative it shouldn’t be a problem at all.

    I’ve been wondering about how to set up WordPress in a staging area… I know where to change the site URL in the admin, but it’s those darn links that cause a problem.

    vkaryl mentions above that “if your links are relative it shouldn’t be a problem”, but relative links have never worked for me with WordPress: mydomain.com/wp-admin is always appended to the beginning of the link location. This means that I always have to use absolute links. This is a HUGE problem when developing large sites with WordPress. When they are ready to launch, I need to go back into the site and modify all absolute links, both in the templates and in the posts/pages. Invariably, not all are caught, resulting in dead links until they are all tracked down.

    Advice? What am I missing here?

    Is this hack a useful idea?
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/20267

    Thanks!
    JF 😉

    In my testblog I always use this kind of “hardcoded” links, e.g. in the horizontal menu:

    <li><a href="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/?page_id=34">Downloads</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/search">Search</a></li>

    Thank you for your reply Moshu!

    I think my problem might be related to MudBomb’s WYSI-WordPress plugin. I just noticed someone else posted a comment about this on the mudbomb website:
    http://mudbomb.com/archives/2005/02/02/wysiwyg-plugin-for-wordpress/

    Anyone in the same boat?
    JF 😉

    I don’t think you can use any kind of wysiwyg gizmo to edit the template files. I was talking about the template files!

    Hello moshu–

    Yes, I see where you are coming from, and your suggestion certainly works for template files. It’s those links inside posts and pages that get screwed up when using Mudbomb’s plugin. Unfortunately, responses from the plugin author on his site appear to be few and far between.

    If anyone has any ideas, I’m all ears!

    JF 😉

    Oh, I see. Well, this is one more reason for me to never use any wysiwyg thing 🙂
    Sorry, I cannot help, have no idea how that plugin works.

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