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[Resolved] Installing behind current static site

  • I’m redesigning a site for a client and they have a static site up already (not wordpress based). They want me to leave their site up and install wordpress “behind” it so that they can input all of their content before going live. What would you recommend? I would think that the index.html and index.php files would conflict with each other. Any suggestions? Will this work?

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  • It can be done. You upload WP in root, create your database, create the wp-config.php and upload to server.

    Choose a time when there’s not a lot of online visitors, change index.html to index-2.html and then run http://yoursite.com/wp-admin/install.php. After you’re done, rename index-2.html to index.html and you can work “behind the scenes.”

    Note however, when you click on home page link of WP install, it would go to the index.html site. However other WP pages/posts open up to correct URL’s.

    Thank you!!

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