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  • Hi there, I have a live web site (simple, but visited). I attempted to figure out from WordPress pages I have seen so far, what happens if I install WordPress. Can my visitors access my current site without problem, or there will be a mess first, what I can eliminate only by “configuring” WordPress and somehow transfer my current pages into it?
    I’d appreciate your replies. Many thanks in advance, Janos

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  • I have a live web site (simple, but visited)

    Provide us the URL and / or mention what tehnology the existing setup uses (CGI Scripting, plain HTML, PHP etc. ). If you haveindex.html file at FTP root, that file will override WordPress’s default front page. Whereas index.php of non-wordpress origin can mess up WordPress or your old site’s home page. By default, index.html overrides all.

    what I can eliminate only by “configuring” WordPress and somehow transfer my current pages into it?

    You want to convert? Possible, but why you want to convert? Technically possible. You can install on a subdirectory too and keep the old pages as it is too. If you install on a subdirectory named a :

    https://example.com/a/

    it is possible to strip out the a part from permalink. Bigger websites have lot of complex installations. Human plans, the software will work as intended.

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