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Running Joomla on a temporary URL
Running Joomla on a temporary URL
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Written by Justin Catello
Updated over a week ago

This article is mainly for those who have already installed Joomla on a domain and need to view the site on a temporary URL, ex.

**cPuser is an example, make sure to replace it with your cPanel username.

You will need to make changes to 2 different files within the Joomla install.

1. Modify the configuration.php, look for the following:

public $live_site = '';

and change it to: 

public $live_site = '';

2. Go into .htaccess and change:

# RewriteBase / 


#  RewriteBase /~cPuser

3. Clear the cache in the Joomla admin side via:

  • System → Clear Cache from the drop-down menus.

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