Creating a WordPress Development Site and Making it Live
Creating a WordPress development site involves a few essential steps, starting with local development then transferring it to the live server. Here’s how you can proceed:
Step One: Set Up a Local Environment
First, you need to set up a local environment. You can do this using tools like MAMP, XAMPP, or Local by Flywheel. These tools help you create a server environment on your computer where you can install WordPress and create your website.
Step Two: Install WordPress Locally
Once your local environment is ready, download and install WordPress. During this step, you will choose your site’s name and the admin login details.
Step Three: Develop Your Website
Now, you can start creating your website. Choose a theme, create pages, and add content. You can also download and install plugins to add additional functionality to your site.
Step Four: Migrate to Live Server
After you’ve finished developing your site, the next step is to prepare for the migration to the live server. There are various plugins you can use for this including Duplicator, All-in-one WP Migration, among others. They create a copy of your site that you can then upload to your live server.
Step Five: Install WordPress on Live Server
You’ll need to install WordPress on your hosting account. This usually involves creating a database, uploading the files, and running the installation script.
Step Six: Push the Development Site to Live
This is where you replace the filler content on the live site with your local site using the plugin used to create a copy of your site.There you have it! Your WordPress website is now live.However, building a WordPress site requires knowledge and experience. If you don’t have programming skills or if you simply don’t have the time to do it yourself, we at Synapse Team can help you. We specialize in WordPress Development Services and can create a custom, high-quality website for your business. Our team of expert WordPress developers will handle everything from start to finish, ensuring a smooth transition from the drawing board to the live server. Get in touch with us today to learn more.