Yeah I know I could ask this on the Wordpress forum and I might for more input, but CF is where I come for stuff so...
I have a site that's currently live and am doing a total rebuild. i am going to use wordpress for this. The last sites I've built were not preexisting so I would just install WP and make edits until I needed to stop and then witch back to the default theme. No content just fiddling with the quirks and kinks until I was ready to start added content and the layout was ready for being live.
Since this site is already live I can't really take that approach as there is content to be switched over etc.
Is the best way to do this to set up a dummy domain, get it all running and port it over or would it be easier or better to install php and mysql locally and figure everything out and then go live all at once? I guess that's really kinda the same thing just a little more work if I do it locally to set it up.
So how do y'all go about this type of process?