Creating test blog?

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  • #584790

    drsphinx
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    I would like to switch themes, but need to play with them first to see which one is the best option. Yes, I know you can preview each one but it’s not a perfect system and not everything shows up in the preview – but might with further tweaking once you select that theme. So can someone please tell me how to create a test blog? I found some google explanations about downloading things to your pc – but I have a mac and anyway that process sounds very complex. I’m rather technology challenged. Or – is it possible to hide my current blog while I change things around? Thanks for your help and remember, please explain it to me like I’m 5, LOL.

    The blog I need help with is drsphinx.wordpress.com.

    #585021

    Just create a test blog on your account here and then play with the themes and such there. From the “my blog” pulldown in the grey admin bar, select “register a new blog” and create one to use for testing. would recommend setting the test blog to “private” at settings > privacy so that it is not public and then you can play with themes and such all you want.

    #585024

    auxclass
    Member

    You can also Export / Import and move a copy of your content to you test site then you can see how things will work with your content.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/import/

    #585025

    timethief
    Member

    I have a post that lays out a step by step approach that you may find helpful. > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/05/19/how-to-select-a-wordpress-com-theme-part-1/

    #585047

    drsphinx
    Member

    Thanks guys! Working on it tonight. @timethief – really helpful blog, will be visiting it more in future I am sure. I most definitely am having a ‘Mid-Life Blog Crisis”! ;)

    #585049

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for the blog compliment. It’s appreciated. :)

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