How to disable wordpress? (4 posts)

  1. Acelondoner
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I would like to disable wordpress (not completely delete it).

    I want to test some forum software in the root directory and then once done, I may revert back to wordpress.

    Is there just one file that I could delete and replace or something?

    Cheers, Ace.

  2. Acelondoner
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Will moving all wordpress files to a folder work?

  3. robahas
    Posted 4 years ago #

    A couple thoughts on this:

    1. Yes. Your website is mostly in your database, so you can backup all your WP files on your local drive using an FTP client, delete them from your root folder and copy them back again when you are ready to resume using WordPress. As long as you don't touch your database everything will work like it did before.

    2. You could also just rename your index.php file and load your script into the same folder. It is highly unlikely that any of the other application's files will have the same names as your wp files and folders. (but backup just in case)

    3. Why not use a subfloder to test your forum?

    4. You are going to make a mess of SEO for your site if you do this, just and FYI :0)

    Hope that helps

  4. RichardWPG
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I would go on renaming the index.php and keep a backup of the file.

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