Wordpress rookie


I haven’t built a website in about 4 years now and I am going to rebuild my archiac site in Wordpress, because I can’t be bothered to wait until I learn php. I have a registered a domain on Dreamhost, I have installed Wordpress, I haven’t pointed the DNS away from the old site (and host) yet. I wanted to bring the site up to speed before launching it, which might take sometime.

My question is; is there a way to edit wordpress other than making it live on the web to edit? I guess I am old fashioned to want to do things like html days, plus I have a bunch of content to move over which will make my site look kind of stupid unless I get everything updated.

There’s a wiki entry just for this kind of thing: