I have a website already for the pharmacy I work for, its old and outdated. So I wanted to create a new wordpress website. I want to keep the domain but I want to create and finish the new wordpress website before making it live. My question is how to keep the old website up and active while I’m still working on the new wordpress website until I’m ready to go public?
All sites on WordPress.com get a free WordPress.com or .blog subdomain when the site is created, that functions just like any regular subdomain, and your site is fully online and accessible at that subdomain (provided you set it to public).
So you can experiment and build your site at that free address, even upgrade the site while still using the free address, and only switch the domain over to us once you’re ready. Meanwhile you leave the existing site just as it is while you work on the new one.