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[resolved] Moving a site to WordPress? (4 posts)

  1. acoustichiphop
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello All,

    Thank you for any help in advance.

    I am trying to move the site http://www.acoustichiphop.com from my Weebly host to WordPress. I know that I have to change hosts in order to switch to WP. However, it is going to take me a long time to develop my site under WP (because I am inexperienced), and so I would like to keep my site hosted by Weebly at http://www.acoustichiphop.com in the meantime.

    Can anyone tell me the best way to go about doing this? When going through the WP tutorials, it looks as though I have to get my site and domain set up before I can play around (create static first page, try themes, etc.)

    Thank you so much in advance.

    Nathan

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ask your hosts if they can provide you with a temporary domain. Or install WordPress in a sub-folder on your current site and use the method outlined in this Codex page to allow WP to take over the root domain when you're ready.

  3. acoustichiphop
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks esmi.

    I didn't even know you could do that...

    I called spoke with bluehost and they said it was the norm. I am learning...

    Thanks again.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    No problem :-)

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