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Install WordPress into existing domain alongside exisiting website -development (9 posts)

  1. markblane
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I want to improve a website that is live and hosted with its own domain/web address. It was written in FrontPage. I want to use WordPress. The host enables one click installation of WordPress.
    So I want to leave the current site running and live whilst I develop a new site in the existing domain on the existing host. When its ready I want this WordPress site to take over using the existing domain address.
    Can I install WordPress on the existing domain? What folder should I install it into? Will I be able when ready to make the WordPress new site be the new site for the domain?

    Or is there another method to achieve the same goal?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Install WordPress in a sub-folder. Then, when you are ready, see Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

  3. markblane
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok so I will install WordPress on the existing domain (where the exisiting Frontpage website is) but in its own folder say $existingdomain$/wordpress as a first step.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Correct.

  5. markblane
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Many thanks.
    On your link there are 3 headinsg:

      Moving a Root install to its own directory
      Using a pre-existing sundirectory install
      Pointing your home sites URL to a subdirectory

    Which one is appropriate to my goal?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Using a pre-existing sub-directory install

  7. markblane
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thought so

    Thanks again much quicker response than asking the hosting they take a day!

  8. Shane G.
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi!

    You can install WordPress in another directory(i.e. /wordpress) at the time of installing the WordPress. You can provide folder name in Application Name field which will appear in first step of Installation of WordPress.

    Thanks.

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello, Shane. Long time, no see. :-)

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