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Question about putting WP in root directory (4 posts)

  1. garybeck
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi,
    I'm doing a new site for a customer. I set up a few basic pages with SSI just to get things going, but I want to use WP.

    The site is on BlueHost and they have a tool to install WP. I'd like to install WP in my root directory. I'm wondering, can I put it in there and still keep my index.shtml as the home page until I'm ready to switch to the WP content?

    I'm thinking I can prep the WP content while the index.shtml page is the home page and when I'm ready, I can just remove the index.shtml file and then WP would load as the home page.

    Should that work?

    Thanks

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Should that work?
    Not really.
    Many internal functions will look for the "index" of the directory (root or otherwise) - which will lead to your index.shtml, meaning you will NOT see how WP works.
    Put it in a subfolder while learning it. Later you can bring it to the root in 5 easy steps:)
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress
    or
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

  3. omgitztrey
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yes it will work.

    Well I know it will for sure in windows OS. In windows we have to specifiy the default content page. I'm pretty sure apache has to have this feature

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    No, it won't - at least not as the OP wants.
    S/he wants keeping the index.shtml as default to "cover" what's going on in the back stage AND having WP functional in the same time.

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