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How best to approach Ultimo responsive theme instillation?
November 2, 2015 - 12:27 pm
Member Since: November 15, 2013
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Hi guys,

I think I might have asked this question about 18 months ago, but can not find the thread and also my plans have evolved a little since then. I want to know which is the best route to follow to move my live site over to the Ultimo Responsive theme.

I already have a sub-domain set up at and have copied all the folders and DB across to it from my live site.

I intend to use a freelancer via oDesk to install the Ultimo theme for me and once it is installed I then plan to work through the UnderstandingE responsive course to get my site to look and function how I want it.


1. Am I better to do this on the sub-domain and then migrate everything across to the live site when I am happy with it or to do it on a clone of my website?

2. If I go the clone route (e.g will customers see the responsive theme whilst I am working on it or will the responsive theme be hidden from customers whilst I work on it?

3. Am I safe to allow a freelancer loose on the clone of my site without compromising site security?



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Badeth - UE
November 27, 2015 - 12:39 pm
Member Since: October 23, 2015
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Hi Jim,

1. If you have already created a subdomain, then you can proceed to the next steps in making your website work with Ultimo.

I think both methods would work fine when testing a new theme or making some developments on your Magento website.

2. Your customers won’t see the edits on the live site whilst doing some changes in the backend.
3. Just make sure to hire a freelancer with a good portfolio and reviews.

We recommend Chris Astley as he might be able to help with this. If you have time, you can check out his portfolio:


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