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I currently have a wix.com website and want to make the switch to WordPress. I'm really confused about how I do this or whether I can?

But in the meantime, I want to start building my site (as I am re-branding) on WordPress and then hopefully I can just connect it to the domain I have with wix.com (once I've figured out how to transfer it to another host).

Is this possible? If so, any help would be great. As front-end visuals of a website I can do, but the back-end stuff is a little alien to me.

  • It's also worth noting that some hosts will give you a temporary domain while you're working on your site. You can use this until you have a permanent domain for your site. – MikeNGarrett Apr 3 at 13:42
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This question actually is a bit too broad. As it would mean to explain you how to develop and deploy a site on your local computer. Which is a pretty opinion-based thing. And which additionally isn't specific to WordPress.

But you could simply start to follow this Codex tutorial: Installing WordPress Locally on Your Mac With MAMP or this MAMP tutorial: MAMP (Windows) Documentation > How Tos > WordPress. Then develop your site.

When you are done you need to upload every single file to a web server via FTP for example. Also you need to dump your local database and import that on your server.

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