Can i set up a local blog to test before going live?

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    Hi – I have a client whose blog is – a blog. I am new to the editing theme area – and went through the steps to download and install wordpress locally, install the themes, make asked-for customizations, only to then learn that edits I make – even within css and wordpress options and features – fail on the live site. Even with the same theme and same theme version – there are different bits available on the local (what i now know is the .org version) compared to the .com version.

    My question (at last) is – can I set up my locally hosted (localhost:8888) wordpress to mimic the limitations of the live .com site?




    You did not specify a blog address or reason for posting when you created this topic.

    This support forum is for blogs hosted at If your question is about a self-hosted WordPress blog then you’ll find help at the forums.

    If you don’t understand the difference between and, you may find this information helpful.

    If you forgot to include a link to your blog, you can reply and include it below. It’ll help people to answer your question.

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    Hi – as the blog is not in my name, it does not show in the “blogs” popup menu – which is why I did not select anything, as it was empty. I did include the blog name in the first sentence of my post – it is Thanks-


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    As the automated message said:
    appears to be an independently hosted site using wordpress.ORG software

    You are in the wrong forum. Try here:

    wp.COM is not the same as wp.ORG:

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