Web Training Wheels

So, you want to make some changes to your WordPress site without other people viewing? Perhaps it’s a new site you’re getting ready to launch, or you’re providing a facelift to an existing site maybe. How can you focus on your WordPress site without publishing the changes for the world to see? You have a few options depending on your unique situation. One approach is to put up a temporary landing page or landing page which shows a “just around the corner” or “maintenance mode” style message. This is done with a plugin easily; the one I’d recommend is Coming by SeedProd Soon.

Any normal visitor who tries to gain access to your site will dsicover the custom message you create and nothing at all else. You, as the administrator, can start to see the site as normal while logged in. You can make all kinds of changes – content, design etc – without anyone seeing.

If your site is live and receiving traffic, this would provide a poor user experience given that they can’t gain access to any pages, only the coming soon message. This method will continue to work best if your site is new, doesn’t receive much traffic, or you merely need to take it offline for a brief period of time.

If you will need to keep a site completely accessible to the general public, nevertheless, you need to make disruptive and significant changes, making an area development version of the website will be a great way to go. My favorite tool because of this is DesktopServer. Have a look at this tutorial to observe how you can duplicate your live site to your local computer.

Since all work is then carried out on the neighborhood version, the live site will stay undisturbed. Once you’ve attended your time and effort of duplicating your live site, you have a assessment version you may use for the future now. It takes some work to copy your site locally and then push the changes back again to the production site. It’s possible that your local set up won’t 100% replicate your live hosting environment and in some instances that might lead to unexpected behaviour. In some full cases, moving files between folders on a single server is simpler than backwards and forwards between local and live. Your server environment for both the live and development version would be the same.

  • Enables interactivity through feedback
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills
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Some webhosts provide the awesome feature of one-click staging conditions. In the click of a button, they duplicate your website to a particular staging URL where you can make your changes. It’s an automated equivalent to the previous option, but easier. Often, there will also be an easy way to push the changes you made, to your live site back. Some webhosts offering this feature are: FlyWheel, WP Engine, and Siteground. If the principal task you must do is activate and focus on a different theme behind the scenes, then using a plugin like Theme Switcha could be the way to go.

It gives you to keep one theme energetic for regular website visitors, but enable a different one for admin users, so that you can configure the new one behind the moments until you’re prepared to make the switch. Have I missed any other methods or situations? Post a comment if so!

Remember: I’m here to help! a month 5. It costs less than a coffee However, so it won’t break the bank. Owning your own website name looks far more professional than having your site on someone else’s domain (like Free Website & Free Website Builder and Marketing Tool from Network Solutions), and it’s super affordable, too.

Where do I get a website name and hosting? Disclosure: Because I’ve used Bluehost and found their hosting great, all links to Bluehost are referral links. I’ll earn a commission if you make a purchase and you’ll get a discounted price. 2.75/mo) and they throw in a free of charge website name (a nice perk to have).

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