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  • Hi Folks

    I have a website which I have made using HTML and Frontpage. I am in a quandary whether to start or not as I understand that once you have dowloaded the WP software you also load it up to your website.

    What I can’t see on the documentation pages or FAQ is:

    1. Will this affect the pages that I already have posted on my site.
    2. Can standard webpage format and blog pages coexits[ I understand that WP is sofisticated and can appear like normal web pages – but I want to keep my curreent pages whilst I learn WP software, can I do this.

    Any advice would be appreciated – many thanks


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  • You can install WP in another folder and WP will only be in that folder, the rest of the website will be the plain, old html. Once you’ve got the hang of WP, you can put the static content into WP and move WP to the root (read the “codex”/”docs” for that). For starters, you can just install WP in another folder or a subdomain, if you prefer behind a password (htaccess) or a maintenance mode plugin until you’re done with it.

    I’d suggest a test installation in a subdirectory or subdomain as Roy has suggested, or on a local server such as XAMPP.

    As WordPress consists of .php files, your index.html file will be used before the index.php of WordPress if you were to try to install alongside your current static files.

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    (moving this as it is not multisite specific. Multisite is a *feature*.)

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