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  • nca87



    I am new to WP and need some pointers, if this is the right place great if not can someone suggest where I can go?

    I have used the 3.2.1 version of WP on a new site my company just started. The install and major portions were done by a hired ‘techy guy’ and I learned the ‘how to’ on the rest. We love the new site so much we want to have the company’s main site turned into a WP site. But we want to do it from ‘scratch’ download, install, etc.

    At the moment it is under a webhost which we want to change over, and also under a third party designer. We have chosen our WP theme, paid and downloaded it. I have not downloaded WP 3.2.1 yet, or transfered the domain/server.

    One of the main questions I have is how can I begin to work on our website without having it go live on the web? We had this problem with the last one, went live when we were still working on it. Is there a way to work on the files without having them uploaded on the server? If I must work via the ftp can I withold them from view?

    Any tips, pointers, advice, etc. is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

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