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Can I develop and test WordPress and PHP without a domain name?

This is quite doable. XAMPP should work fine for this. The biggest gotchas will be converting any code that does not use relative addressing to work with a domain and HTTPS. You can likely get closer ...
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How to test a set of browser touch icons, favicons and tiles for a website?

I've always used the favicon generator at realfavicongenerator.net, which allows you to see how your chosen artwork will appear on different devices. There are quite a few options and you can try with ...
Tom Brossman's user avatar
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Does a good but less than perfect Pagespeed Insights score hurt the chances of a page ranking in Google?

One thing that others have not mentioned yet is competitor speed metrics. If you score an 86/100 and you have a competitor site that is very similar to yours (i.e. similar backlink profile and on-page ...
Jake 1986's user avatar
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What's a good method for testing out a new web page for just a small set of users?

Personally, I utilize my database's users table. # fname lname email beta_access username [...] 1 James Doe [email protected] true ...
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How can I test my site in IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10 and Internet Explorer 11

Microsoft provides, freely and without registration, virtual machines for: IE8 on Win7 IE9 on Win7 IE10 on Win7 IE11 on Win7 IE11 on Win81 Edge on Win10 For the following platform: VirtualBox ...
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JMeter: how to asign a single distinct value from CSV Data Set Config to each thread in thread group?

Case 1 When you know number of occurrences to be substituted in the existing request: Take a loop counter define it with loop count as the number of occurrences you need to substitute. Insert a CSV ...
priyo sahu's user avatar
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Can I develop and test WordPress and PHP without a domain name?

It is quite trivial do do so. The simplest way is just to pretend you have a domain by adding it to your internal network. If you only develop on one computer, then just change the hosts (/etc/hosts ...
Itai's user avatar
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2 votes

Can I develop and test WordPress and PHP without a domain name?

Absolutely. For doing everything on your computer (or locally), I recommend Local by Flywheel. While the other answers (XAMPP, Docker) work great, I think Local by Flywheel greatly simplifies the ...
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Does a good but less than perfect Pagespeed Insights score hurt the chances of a page ranking in Google?

If the 86/100 is the mobile score, the desktop score is likely ~95-100. I have many sites that score like this, and have no problems ranking content on either desktop or mobile. This will not hinder ...
Mike Ciffone's user avatar
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How can I test that a webapp is available to users in China?

One option to test your webapp inside China would be to use a website testing service that has servers located in China. These services can help you verify if your website is accessible and performing ...
Michael Moriarty's user avatar
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Does a good but less than perfect Pagespeed Insights score hurt the chances of a page ranking in Google?

A good score in Google PageSpeed is good for the following reasons: Reduce the bounce rate. Increase the returning visitors. Better SEO positions on desktop and mobile. By the contrary, a slow site ...
Unix's user avatar
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Can I develop and test WordPress and PHP without a domain name?

You can also use WordPress in Docker for a quick local setup, or to use on a container-based environment, like Netlify who are free for small projects. Here is a feature about using WordPress on ...
Ingo Steinke's user avatar
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How can i check the query string parameters for Internet Explorer in Google Analytics?

I came up with an answer finally after an year. now i am using HTTP watch extension. https://www.httpwatch.com/download/ Go to the above URL and download the free edition. Run the .exe file. Then ...
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1 vote

How can I have multiple sessions in FF without using profiles?

Firefox Multi-Account Containers seems to be the accepted solution for this nowadays.
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View a website as a Chinese vistor from outside China

There are probably several ways to do this. If content is displayed based on IP location you would need a VPN. If content is displayed based on GEO location you can spoof you location using several ...
Rob T's user avatar
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1 vote

Test website without domain name

If you are using suphp as your PHP handler you can use https://1.2.3.4/~user/directory if it is in a subdirectory or https://1.2.3.4/~user if it is in your public_html directory.
Steve's user avatar
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Test website without domain name

You can create the test domain as a separate domain in CPanel and then reference it by using your primary domain followed by the test domain name. I.e., log in to CPanel as though you were going to ...
Trebor's user avatar
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1 vote

Could it hurt our rankings if Google's mobile friendly test says some resources don't load due to "other error?"

Couldn't really tell if they will hurt your rankings given your situation but I'd recommend to have things fixed so that you do not possibly show any chance for Google or your competitor to get ahead ...
idk's user avatar
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1 vote
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Some documents load slowly during stress test, how reliable is NameCheap shared hosting?

Nothing stands out as worrisome to me in your test results. Of note is that some of your requests take well over a second to load, but that is to be expected on any very cheap shared hosting provider. ...
Maximillian Laumeister's user avatar
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How to safely test SEO impact of rearranged content

You need any A/B testing tools to allow you two create two different versions of the same page(s) and test which design or modifications yields the best results. Google Analytics is a free ...
Raul Reyes's user avatar
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1 vote

Block inline scripts from executing?

The Firefox add-on NoScript should be able to block all JavaScript, including the JS included in the current page. Just make sure that you don’t enable the setting that the current page is always ...
unor's user avatar
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Block inline scripts from executing?

Just turn of JavaScript in your browser. Disable JavaScript in Chrome: Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu in the top right hand corner of your browser Select Settings Click Show advanced ...
John Conde's user avatar
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