Using two different computers to work on a website

At times it will be necessary to work on our websites from two different computers. Are these features such as the Dashboard, Wordpress etc virtual so one can work separately at different times? Or does each computer need to have separate downloads to have access to the required tools to work on websites?

Thank You
Doug

  • Ash
    • WordPress Hacker

    Hello Huckleberry News

    I hope you are well today and thanks for asking the question.

    As long your website is live in online, you can work/access from anywhere in the world that is connected to internet, unless your IP is banned in the server. So, guess you have a domain name http://www.abc.com and your admin is http://www.abc.com/wp-admin. You can work on http://www.abc.com/wp-admin from any computer that is connected to the internet. So, Dashboard, Wordpress and others in the site will remain good.

    But if your website is in a local server, then you can work from another computer if both are is same network (with a switch/router/directly wired connected). In that case, you have to make free the port that is using by Apache (default: 80) and share the server through the network. Then other computer in the same network can work in same site. Tutorial for wamp: http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/395286/How-to-Access-WAMP-Server-in-LAN-or-WAN

    I am not sure which is your case. But please feel free to ask me if you have any more question.

    Cheers
    Ash

  • Huckleberry Press
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    Right now we have a website published at Weebly, we do not want to migrate the site. Instead we want to completely rebuild it at Bluehost. My wife and I want to be able to both have access to building the new site from each of our computers.

    We are not ready to go live with the new site at Bluehost. How do we work on the new site in the meantime?

    Thanks
    Doug

  • Ash
    • WordPress Hacker

    Hello Doug

    You can install wordpress in your bluehost. And you can make it live :slight_smile: but it will be live only for admins, not for the user - for that you can use maintenance mode plugin. There are a lots of useful plugin out there: http://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/maintenance-mode

    This plugin will allow you to visible the site only for site admins. That means, if you are logged in your site dashboard, only then you can view the website. If you are logged out, you will see a maintenance mode message e.g. "The site is under maintenance, please visit after some time" or something else.

    One quick suggestion for you, when you will use bluehost, do not install wordpress from fantastico/one-click installer that comes up with bluehost cpanel. Upload your own wordpress and install it.

    Hope it helps. For further information, please do not hesitate to ask me :slight_smile:

    And also, thanks for the rep!

  • Huckleberry Press
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    Thank you for the great info. How do we keep our the website live at Weebly while we are rebuilding it in Wordpress, so visitors will see the current website until we get the new website built, instead of visitors seeing "Under Construction?"

    Now, I installed Wordpress from the Blue host site on my computer. You were the first to suggest this to me. Am I going to have problems now as a result of doing this? Do I need to uninstall Wordpress and re-install and if so what is the best procedure for doing this. Is this Wordpress.org?

  • Ash
    • WordPress Hacker

    Hello there

    Thank you for your patience. In fact, we work in multiple thread at a time, so sometimes it takes some time to reply - apologize.

    How do we keep our the website live at Weebly while we are rebuilding it in Wordpress

    For this, you can install a plugin: http://wordpress.org/plugins/maintenance-mode/
    Then go Settings > Maintenance Mode
    Click Activated and give time.
    Then in the message box, type the following code:
    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1;url=http://google.com">
    Here replace google.com with your weebly site url. And then save. Now it should work for front end user. But you still can access the backend and front end when you are logged in. But if you logged out, you can't view the front end.

    Am I going to have problems now as a result of doing this?

    Yes, you may face some problem. This thread may help you: https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/topic/our-wordpress-was-installed-through-the-bluehost-control-panel-is-that-a-problem

    what is the best procedure for doing this

    The installation process is nicely described in the codex: http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

    But if you still need help with this, please feel free to ask. I am here to help.

    Cheers
    Ash

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