Editing Wordpress Offline - What is the Best Move?

by momo3
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Hey guys

I love wordpress. Its quite inspiring.

But I do find it clunky and slow, especially when building pages fast, etc.

Do any of you guys use offline editors where you can work on wordpress and then upload it all?

I've found a few but most are for doing simple posts. I want to be able to tweak themes, update PAGES (not posts only) and do other kinds of stuff.

Anyone have any tips?
#editing #move #offline #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author Marvin Johnston
    Load up a Linux box with Apache, etc and do your development on your own private webhost. It has been a while since I needed/wanted to do that, but it worked well.

    Marvin
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  • Profile picture of the author momo3
    Hmm sounds pretty techhie.

    Why haven't you gone back to it? Do you find online wordpress slow? or is it just me?
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    • Profile picture of the author Marvin Johnston
      Originally Posted by momo3 View Post

      Why haven't you gone back to it? Do you find online wordpress slow? or is it just me?
      I find that for the most part, doing online work is fast enough now. Setting up Apache, etc. was done when I was still on dial-up.

      XAMPP is perfect for this. A complete Apache/PHP/MySQL installation on your PC, works with Windows, MAC & Linux. Plus it's open sourcce (free).
      Great suggestion! This sounds like it would be perfect for working when I don't have online access. It never crossed my mind .

      Marvin
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  • Profile picture of the author indiatext
    although it is quite a healthy idea to upload all stuff and doing everything offline...but i personally prefer to go for the online work...its much less complicated i feel...
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    • Profile picture of the author Victor
      Have you installed Google Gears so that Wordpress will work faster (at least the backend will)? It usually is termed "Turbo" within the control panel. If you use Google Chrome then it's installed by default, but most other browsers require you to manually install it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyler Ellison
    When you refer to editing wordpress offline, are you referring to a Wordpress theme?

    I've come to know wordpress well enough that I can edit the themes offline in Dreamweaver.
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    • Profile picture of the author JimmyD
      Load up a Linux box with Apache, etc and do your development on your own private webhost. It has been a while since I needed/wanted to do that, but it worked well.
      XAMPP is perfect for this. A complete Apache/PHP/MySQL installation on your PC, works with Windows, MAC & Linux. Plus it's open sourcce (free).
      Check out: apache friends - xampp
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      • Profile picture of the author ronc0011
        Personally I use Microsoft's Visual Studio Express Edition to build all my html and CSS and then just cut & paste it into the WP "Page" or "Post" window. You're right WP is terribly clumsy for editing.

        Visual Studio Express is free
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  • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
    Use Wamp server if you're on Windows. There you can install Wordpress locally and make all the edits before uploading onto your server again.
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