I have a website that I want to test a few new WP themes on whilst leaving the site up live prior to using this test site to eventually replace the original site.
I know my options are to use a subfolder, a sub domain, use a new domain or to go down the local installation route.
I'm drawn to the sub domain option but how exactly does this work, has anyone used it and how simple is it to use the sub domain to replace the orginal site once I am happy with it
I'd like to add an issue with sub domains that if anyone has a solution to I would be grateful - why does the sub domain always seem to direct to the root directory and not the folder it was originally intended for?
I have c-Panel hosting on GoDaddy
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Hey there @ingerama,
Thanks for being a part of the community!
This one is easy peasy. Here's the simple instructions:
Log into cPanel
Use the search function to find Subdomains
Create the new subdomain (Ex. dev.domain.com, test.domain.com, etc.)
Go to Installatron and install WordPress to that subdomain (remember to use the http:// and not https://, unless you put an SSL on it)
Once you've completed your design and want to make the site live:
Use GoDaddy ProSites to clone it over.
Use a WordPress migration plugin to overwrite the current live site. You'll have to do your own research for the best option here.
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It's very easy to use test wordpress site in sub-domain.
Once you setup test WP site. First, you need follow following steps to Discouraging Search Engines From Indexing WordPress.
Access WordPress admin area and go to Settings and select Reading.
There you will find an option called Search Engine Visibility.
Check the box that says Discourage search engines from indexing this site. Press Save button to apply the changes.
I hope above small tip help you in future.