I have a current site (host gator hosted) that I am looking to completely update with a new theme, etc. But I don't want to take down the old site until the new one is ready.
I am sure that there is a good procedure for this...
Is there a "best practice" method for this type of development?
Can you point me in the right direction?
My thought is to create a new directory (i.e. url.new.com) and do a completely new WP install then move things over, but doing it page by page can be a lot of unnecessary work.
Once I get the site up to where I want it to be, is it better to do a URL re-direct or move the new site to the old URL? I am sure there are pros/cons to both options.
Expert help / recommendations are WELCOME!