Rebuild site while maintaining current one?
What do you mean by rebuild?
Which blog are you referring to (post the URL please)?
I want to start from scratch. My blog site is my church’s website and it’s time for a redesign. I’d like to have a new theme, new pages, menus, etc, but keep the same domain name. I’m wondering if there is a way to build the new site “behind closed doors” while keeping the old one up. Make sense???
here’s the url: http://dalewoodumc.wordpress.com/
Thanks for any help!
You can make the whole blog “private” and change the theme and work on it. http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/
Alternatively you can create a static front page and use it temporarily. http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/
However, I wouldn’t do either on my blogs as traffic is important to me and I don’t want to turn any visitors away. What I would do is change themes and work on the blog while it’s public.
Changing themes is easy to do and no data is ever lost. However, a new theme may have different sidebars and footers for widgets. You can go here Dashboard > Appearance > Themes and select a new theme and activate it. After you change your theme all you need to do is go here Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets > Inactive Widgets and re-install them where you want them to appear. The widget contents and settings will be the same as they were prior to changing themes.
Thanks a lot timethief!
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