[wp-hackers] Site Address during development
vid at zippykid.com
Thu Sep 2 14:36:12 UTC 2010
On Sep 2, 2010, at 9:30 AM, Otto wrote:
> Edit your hosts file, and add a line like this:
> 127.0.0.1 example.com
> Then set up WordPress on your local machine using the example.com URL.
Only thing is, sometimes the client wants to approve the changes, so there's a staging server in place.
Most of our clients don't know how to edit their hosts file, don't use firefox, and having them use a
proxy where we can manipulate dns (we used to do this at network solutions internally) is also not possible.
> When you're ready to move it to the live server, delete the line from
> the hosts file and just move the whole thing over. All the URLs will
> still say example.com in them, it's just not pointing to your local
> machine any more.
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