Just after some help/advice.
I’ve purchased my first theme, SimpleKey for WP and can’t wait to get going. I already use WP for my blog but not my website. I’ll replace the whole website with the new theme but is there are way of leaving my current blog as it is while I’m editing the new site?
And then once I’m done I’d like to move all of my blog posts to the blog area of my new theme.
Is there any easy way of doing this? I was thinking of installing WP in my root directory as it’s currently at mydomain/blog
Any help would be appreciated
These are the tools I’ve used to do what you’re asking…
To transfer just blog posts – http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-importer/
To more easily transfer complex site data / structure – https://deliciousbrains.com/wp-migrate-db-pro/
To create a offline WordPress installation that won’t affect your existing install or be accessible via the internet while under construction – Desktop Server (Limited) Free – http://serverpress.com/downloads/
Hosts like WPEngine also offer creating entirely separate Staging area (with a simple button push) which is essentially a clone of your site (data, media, etc) that can be modified without affective the live site. When you’re finished making changes, pushing them live can be another simple button push away.
For a similar experience on a host other than WPEngine, there’s this option…
RAMP by CrowdFavorite- http://crowdfavorite.com/ramp/
Hope that helps! If you should require more assistance, I can be contacted through my profile page.