hi - i just signed on with webfaction. i'm going to be building a few sites. i'm only using wordpress for the time being, and i'd like to be able to have a hidden test environment to develop, while i keep an "under construction" page up. i added an index.html to my wordpress app to override it for now. and i've been searching everywhere for advice on how to go about this.
i was looking on this page from wordpress: http://codex.wordpress.org/Test_Driving_WordPress#Htaccess_Resources
i'm thinking about just creating a subdomain staging.mydomain.com, and then copying the wordpress install there and hiding it. my question is, is this the best way to go about it, and if so, wordpress mentions creating an .htcaccess file, which i already have. is it ok to simply add the lines that wordpress provides to that file?
thanks for any insight.
asked 14 Dec '11, 00:18
Yes, you can use .htaccess to limit access to your app.
I have not seen the Wordpress documentation for it, but we already have a guide for it here:
answered 14 Dec '11, 00:23
You can find the answers for 2.8 test on my blog http://www.wpengineer.net
This answer is marked "community wiki".
answered 06 Apr '12, 19:02