Hello, I’m in the process of creating a new website for a small business idea. There are 3 aspects I’m concerned with:
a. Operational - "workflow"
In the interest of time, I’m looking for a low-time intensive operational setup - workflow - so that I may focus on the marketing and design. I am a newbie to webhosting and Wordpress (my chosen CMS). I’ve done alot of searching on how to set up a good workflow and I’m inspired by these two articles. (1, and 2) Please consider the following setup (“workflow”) for developing and marketing a website! I would love to hear your expert opinions
Purchase Account with DreamHost
—> “live development site”
—> fresh WP install
—> install wp maintenance mode plugin, to keep development private
—> install theme (ie. platformpro) and develop to finish
—> not indexed with google
Transfer contents of fully developed “live development site” to “live site”
—> use these WP.org directions for moving
Retain “live development site” (mydomain2.com) for ongoing live development
My main concern is that I’m not entirely certain about the transfer step (#4) and whether this would be a simple non-problematic step. It is a bit scarey developing a site and then finding out upon completion and business launch day that I’m SOL!
Thanks for your consideration!