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[resolved] Working on WordPress behind existing holding page (6 posts)

  1. elemenopeetoo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Maybe someone out there can help me with this problem.

    Here's what I'm doing:

    I am creating new wordpress site for a client.
    Domain and hosting all set up.
    Holding page uploaded (it's an index.html page I created in Adobe GoLive - as I have no programming skills At ALL!). This is displaying just fine at the domain url.
    I have installed WordPress on the domain via automatic install from my host (register365).

    The Question:

    I'm working on the WordPress site now. I have left the holding page up so it is visible to anybody who searches/visits the domain, while I work on the WordPress site behind the scenes.
    I want to check that when I'm ready for it to go live, I will be able to simply delete the index.html holding page from the root directory and thus reveal the WordPress site at the domain??

    And if this will work, is there any way of showing my client the rough / in-progress of the WordPress site before it's live?

    I really don't want to get into moving the site or anything like that if at all possible.

    Thanks!

  2. Mike Little
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If you point the client at http://yournewsite.com/index.php you will be able to view the site.

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I will be able to simply delete the index.html holding page from the root directory and thus reveal the WordPress site at the domain??

    Assuming that the server is configured to recognise index.php as a valid index file, you should be good to go.

    is there any way of showing my client the rough / in-progress of the WordPress site before it's live?

    Set up a user account (perhaps at the author level or above) for your client and send them the login url. They'll then be able to preview pages.

    Or use a maintenance plugin.

  4. elemenopeetoo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Assuming that the server is configured to recognise index.php as a valid index file, you should be good to go.

    I'm assuming it is, as WordPress is included in the 'Webtools' section of my host control panel. I guess I could email the support team there and ask them!

    Thanks for the info esmi, much appreciated.

  5. elemenopeetoo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hmmm, I've tried deleting the index.html that I had uploaded as my holding page and I have tried using the maintenance mode plugin and another one called underConstruction - both of which sound good, but don't appear to work.

    What happens is, my holding page is gone and I get a host standard holding page, but no 'underconstruction' page as posted by me.

    Any suggestions? I'm guessing it's some sort of problem about the index files or something but I'm totally out of my depth here!

  6. elemenopeetoo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Fixed - used Maintenance Mode plugin and deleted index.htm and index.html from root directory.

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