I’m making the transition from Tumblr to Wordpress and need to prep a Wordpress install to function in the same manner: mainly blog.sitename.com (which currently points to the Tumblr).
I do NOT want to transfer the hosting of the main domain (it being a large-scale production environment) to Dreamhost in order to make this happen. That said, I need to install, prep, CSS-ify, and then host a Wordpress blog on Dreamhost that when I’m ready to go live, replaces the Tumblr at “blog.sitename.com”. I also need to be able to keep said blog on a staging URL until it’s ready for go-live so I can tinker with / prep it prior to migrating away from Tumblr.
Any tips on how to make this happen without actually transferring the hosting of the main domain or installing Wordpress on the main domain? Neither are viable options.