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Creating a test sub-domain

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    pcwriter
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    @pcwriter

    Hi all!

    I just created a sub-domain of my main site (through my webhost) to use as a sandbox so I can play around with different themes, plugins and whatnots before making major changes to the main site.

    I’ve set up a new database to use with the sub-domain and was about to install WPMU and BuddyPress on the sub-domain. But trolling the forums, I’m anticipating the possibility of a few hiccups. So I’m posting this in the hopes of picking some experienced brains!

    Any pointers or caveats before I proceed?

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    Boris
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    @travel-junkie

    if you want a proper sanbox, get yourself setup with wamp or xampp on your local machine. much better solution than having a sandbox online.

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    pcwriter
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    @pcwriter

    @Travel-Junkie

    That’s a cool idea… thanks! Although xampp does look a bit intimidating at first glance, I’ll give it a shot.

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    Hugo
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    @hnla

    Xampp is far from intimidating, it’s simplicity itself really and a very well put together package, perfect for running a local dev install of WP/WPMU/BP.

    Set up a simple vhost container for the local site and edit your local hosts file to include mylocalsite.com.dev and mysubdomain.mylocalsite.com.dev or something similar.

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