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New website not showing up (4 posts)

  1. Toebe
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is my first WP website and I'm not the most tech-y person so bear with me. I have a current website that I'm replacing with a WP site.
    I got on my web host and they had a one-step WP install. That worked fine. It then asked me where I wanted the WP installed. The options were http://mywebsite.com or http://www.mywebsite.com Since I'm creating a totally new website in WP, not just a blog, I chose the second option. I was able to load the theme I bought and everything seemed to be fine. I logged onto WP, everything looks just like what I"m seeing on the quickstart PDF but, when I go to look at my website, the old website is still there. Any ideas? Do I just need to remove all the old info? If I take down the old index page will WP show up? Or am I missing something else altogether?

  2. jonradio
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    "If I take down the old index page will WP show up?"

    Essentially, yes. The WordPress home page for a site is index.php. Your previous web site probably has a home page of index.html, index.htm, home.html, home.htm, default.htm or default.hmtl.

    For safety sake, simply rename your old site's home page to oldhome.html

  3. ricardusexa
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think it's best to check with your host. Does your host provide support?

  4. brucelee123
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

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