How to view WordPress changes without putting it on a server?

Concern by 1GK4: How to see WordPress modifications without placing it on a server?
I’m using the “Sketchy Topic”
So I’m a novice in webdesign and I wished to mess close to with the term push templates. The one particular I downloaded was filled one CSS file and numerous PHP files.

I was wondering: How do I see the modifications I have produced? Do I need a distinct software to open the template as a whole?

Many thanks for all our responses, remember to clarify as a lot as achievable (I am a novice).

Many thanks once more.

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Reply by tom z
u want set up a database in your personal computer..

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Could someone quickly introduce WordPress for me? I’m confused what is free and what is not free there?

Question by eguru: Could someone quickly introduce WordPress for me? I’m confused what is free and what is not free there?
I don’t wanna pay for it because blogger is free but I want to have one blog on wordpress however I am confused about what is free and what is not. Such as some themes are free but customizing them is not free?

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Answer by Ask Steve
You can have a “free” WordPress blog @ wordpress.com. It comes with the basic theme available and a few plugins. The terms of service for wordpress.com limit you to non-commercial personal use of the blog and expressly forbid you from using it for profit (and yes they have closed down accounts for it)
Blogger is also “free” and although they do allow some use of Google AdSense blogger is also not intended for commercial use.
The biggest drawback in either situation is that you DO NOT own any of your content. In the end on either format they can shut your site down without warning anytime they want. Although in both case you can move your content to a format you do own you can not do so if your site has been deemed to have broken the TOS and shut down.
On the other hand WordPress hosted on your own hosting account is free to use with no restrictions. This version of WP comes from wordpress.org (although in most cases your host provider will already have it ready for you to install for free as a part of your host account) From there you will find that there are literally thousands of free themes to choose from as well as a whole lot of paid ones should you need. With a hosted WP you can install and use any plugin you want and you will find that there is pretty much a plugin that will do anything you are looking for.

Hope that helps a little!

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Is there any FREE wordpress plugin that will enchant my hosting for wordpress with multisite?

Question by Koen: Is there any FREE wordpress plugin that will enchant my hosting for wordpress with multisite?
Like paying for more space and maybe bandwidth.
Or paying for plugins and themes.
Its mostly so I can receive money.
IT SHOULD BE FREE! So please do not post any payed plugins!
Well I mean MAKE money. Like selling wordpress thru multisite. I want to host
PS I am sorry for my English

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Answer by Inda Cloud
Enchant your hosting? Only enchants I know of are in world of warcraft.

WordPress doesn’t need a plugin to be multisite.

http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

Your host will need to have certain requirements though, which a free host probably won’t allow you to do.

http://codex.wordpress.org/Before_You_Create_A_Network#Server_Requirements

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How to view WordPress changes without putting it on a server?

Question by 1GK4: How to view WordPress changes without putting it on a server?
I’m using the “Sketchy Theme”
So I’m a beginner in webdesign and I wanted to mess around with the word press templates. The one I downloaded was filled one CSS file and many PHP files.

I was wondering: How do I see the changes I have made? Do I need a specific program to open the template as a whole?

Thanks for all our answers, please explain as much as possible (I’m a beginner).

Thanks again.

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Answer by tom z
u need install a database in your pc..

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How to attach a WordPress CMS to already built html website?

Question by greatravian2005: How to attach a WordPress CMS to already built html website?
What i am actually trying to find is that how can we use wordpress for non-blog websites. I have been told that websites for instance www.birthcenter.net, and www.dallasbbq.com are using WordPress at their backend. I want to ask for any tutorial which could enable me to create such non-blog websites, using wordpress at their backend.
Thanks

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Answer by deseyered
Hi
Most of them are custmized WordPress using plugins you can find at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ and they have customized the themes for them.

If you don’t know php very well, I’d recommend you hire someone to integrate the plugins for you and custmize the themes.

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How do I set up GoDaddy with WordPress?

Question by Derek: How do I set up GoDaddy with WordPress?
I am on a Mac and already created my WordPress site locally with MAMP. Am I able to simply upload the folder to GoDaddy after I register for a domain and hosting? How would I go about doing this.

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Answer by Greg
Hi Derek,

I use the same setup, although I use GoDaddy for domain registration only.

I would setup a fresh install of WordPress at the host of your choice. That would mean uploading a fresh set of WordPress files and installing WordPress on your live site.

GoDaddy has their own script for installing WordPress. You could use that as well.

If you have significant content on your local site, you can export it in WordPress to a file and then import that file into your online site. See the Tools menu in WordPress for this.

You probably know that most of the settings in WordPress, including plug-in and theme settings, are in the database.

I have made the mistake of exporting and importing the WordPress database. One problem you’ll have with that is your URL’s will be incorrect on your live site, since they reference localhost instead of your live domain. That’s why I recommend you start with a fresh site.

I haven’t looked, but there may be a plug-in that will allow you to backup an entire site, including the database, so you can copy the site to another location.

On Hosting:
GoDaddy is a great domain registrar, but they are not a good long term choice for a web host (in my opinion). I have seen far to many cases of people having issues with GoDaddy hosting. There is some logic to keeping your domain registration and hosting separate as well.

A good “shared hosting” service would be a better choice, if you can afford it. I recommend and use Hostgator http://www.hostgator.com. Their cheapest plan is around $ 8/month.

I hope this helps answer your question.

Best of luck on all of your future projects.

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i have a website, can i use the same URL to build a WordPress site?

Question by : i have a website, can i use the same URL to build a WordPress site?
I have a website which is live, can I use the same URL to build a WordPress site? If so, how do I go about it?

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Answer by scoosh
Yes,

You can – you can keep your website and add wordpress

e.g. www.yourwebsite.com/blog (wordpress would be in the blog folder

or use www.blog.yourwebsite.com which would mean creating sub domain on your domain name

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How do I upload a theme that I created from Artisteer to WordPress?

Issue by : How do I upload a theme that I designed from Artisteer to WordPress?
How do I upload a concept that I produced from Artisteer to WordPress?

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Response by sjsuarez
Go into your file supervisor with your host organization and upload the documents under the themes folder.. Make certain to give your topic a title, and area all the theme’s documents under this folder. When you login into your wordpress admin, go into themes and change it more than to your concept and it should function.

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How can I upload a theme in my wordpress blog & make people know about my blog?

Question by siddhartha m: How can I upload a theme in my wordpress blog & make people know about my blog?
I just made a blog in wordpress .i wanna know how to upload a theme in my blog.is there any software for it?How can I make people knoe about my blog?

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Answer by utcursch
If you are hosting your blog at wordpress.com, you can choose themes from the templates section. If you’ve your own host, just drop the unzipped theme folder under the wordpress themes directory.

For making your blog popular, read these:
http://dondodge.typepad.com/the_next_big_thing/2006/07/make_your_bog_p.html
http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/making-your-blog-popular-through-content.html

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How to make a wordpress blog look like a site?

Question by Manu: How to make a wordpress blog look like a site?
Hi , I recently created a wordpress blog and I would like to make it look more like a “real” site .But I’m using the free version of wordpress and it doesn’t seem to be very customable .

Any suggestions ?

Or do you know a site that would allow me to create a great free website ?

Thanks for your answers !
I am using wordpress.com .

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Answer by nosmirc flen
Blogs are real sites.

You can use pages instead of posts.

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