Cannot access WordPress dashboard on temp url

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I would like to use my temp url to develop my site using WordPress before pointing my domain to InMotion's name server. The temp url seems to be showing broken content, and adding /wp-admin to the url redirects me to WordPress.com. I believe WordPress was pre-installed on my account, but I'm not sure how to check. Please advise.

christopherm
Hello, Thank you for your question about developing WordPress on a temporary URL. It is possible that WordPress was installed on your primary domain, which would be a conventional domain like example.com. I can certainly understand the need to develop on the temp URL, but I recommend using a hosts file modification. This means you can develop the site on the domain for which it will later reside permanently, and you will not need to update URLs in your database later. Best, Christopher M.