I'm working on a new WP site. The WordPress installation has already been done on a live server by the ISP and now I need to skin it.
I am wondering if I should bring the site down to my local machine and work off that. Having to upload constantly would be rather annoying.
I'm a little concerned that I will screw soemthing up. Or... that, even if the local installation goes smoothly, when I re-upload to the live server there will be some conflicts.
So what exactly are the steps once I've downloaded everything into a localhost folder?...
create a database in phpMyAdmin?
Do I go to wp-config.php in my browser?
What other files would need to be modified?
I will be using MAMP.
I'm very hazy on the database side of things! Is there any danger that my databse setting would interfere with the live installation? e.g Do they have to have the same name?
I just don't want to have to approach the ISP guys if I mess up their installation!