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  • I want to create a new WP site with the same domain as the one I currently have. I’ve tried to do this once before with another site I maintain, and it didn’t go so well, so I thought I’d ask for help FIRST. 🙂

    I have a website that the client wants to remain active until the new site is ready. How do I go about doing this? I believe I need to create a subdirectory, but I’m not exactly sure how to do that. Can anyone offer any advice, help or nuggets of wisdom?

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  • esmi


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    I believe I need to create a subdirectory

    Correct. Then see Allow WordPress to take over the root domain when you are ready to launch the new site.

    I m sort of in the same boat, I have a site and domain on Wix, but I want to learn WP because I m designing websites and I want to be able to use it.. I got the Hostgator server and downloaded WP, but had to give my site info.. Now I guess I m supposed to change my name servers to have the log in to admin show up.. But I don’t want to that.. Is there a way to work in WordPress and keep all my stuff at Wix as well?.. well.. without buying a wholenew domain?



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    @sheilagirl: It is considered impolite to interrupt another poster’s ongoing thread unless you are posting a solution or suggestion. As per the Forum Welcome, please post your own topic.

    @esmi So sorry.. Didn’t mean to interrupt. It was my first post and I was very out of sorts..

    So, I have to create a subdirectory… how do I do that? I’m sorry, I tried to do this once before and had some MAJOR problems, so I want to make sure I do this right the FIRST time 🙂

    Hi! You will will want to create a sub domain with your clients hosting company. Who are you hosting with? Most hosting companies have a really good support system. My suggestion is to jump on a chat with them and have them walk you thru it.

    Before you do anything else, I do recommend that you back up the existing website. It is always best to do that prior to make any cpanel or hosting changes.


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