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Install WordPress Without Registered Domain

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Hi there, I installed WP into a subdomain with the hopes of being able to configure a new blog without having a registered domain to go with it (will add registered domain later).

Is this actually possible? Is there a better way to set this up so I can build the blog first?

Thanks in advance, Brian

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Hello :) -- this is technically possible to do. Once the WordPress installation is completed you'd be able to access it by using your accounts preview/temporary URL (provided in your 'New Account Information Email') or alternatively you can manually modify your local systems hosts file to point sub.yourdomain.com to point to your hosting accounts shared IP address. This should let you access your WP install, build the site, etc., before pushing it live.

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Hi there, I received the new account email with the temporary URL but still can't access sub domain. What would the URL structure be if my WordPress install is in a sub directory of the root? I tried putting the sub directory name in after the root then wp-login.php but I get a 404 Not found. Thanks

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