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How to avoid wordpress overtaking my existing site while in construction (4 posts)

  1. lapkat4
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok, so I am new to this web design thing and have been told that wordpress is the way to go. I am interning for DCI Architects this summer. Their existing site, dciarchitects.com, needs to be redone but I have been told that the homepage (index.html) will be overwritten by index.php once wordpress is installed. They are worried about not having a website while the new one is in construction. Is this at all avoidable?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Install WP in a sub-folder, then when you're ready to launch the new site, see Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory.

  3. lapkat4
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Great, I heard this from another source but they were not too sure it would work. Thank you for the confirmation. Only problem now is, and I apologize for my ignorance, I just don't understand what folder this sub-folder should work in conjunction with. I know there should be a folder on our server that holds all the files used for the site. Is this what you are talking about? How do I locate this!?

  4. webjunk
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    In otherwords create a sub-folder/directory.
    If your main website is located in:
    /home/username/public_html/
    create
    /home/username/public_html/wp/

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