I'm quite new to the whole website creation scene and was wondering what are the bare minimum requirements to create a usable website? I've added a few pages and linked a dynamic dataset to one of them. I will be adding a Paypal button too.
I haven't touched the 'Public' and 'Backend' sections of the site structure. Am I required to set up something in these sections, or will my website operate normally without these?
Also, it seems as though I cannot test full functionality of the website until I publish it. Does publishing it mean that everyone on the internet can now view my "untested" website? Is there an interim stage where I can still fix any bugs before the whole world can see it?
Thanks very much,