Migrating of website from Joomla to WordPress.Org. help needed!! (4 posts)

  1. icinggifts@gmail.com
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I am in terrible need of help. I will need a new template after going onto WordPress.org.

    Can I work on the new template without going on live yet?

    How can I go about that now? Currently, my website is hosted on joomla and I hope to ave minimal disruption to it.


  2. Tara
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. ubound
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I would probably install WordPress in a folder, block search engine access to it (for duplicate content issues) and transfer all pages and solve template/theme issues. Then I would get rid of Joomla and all its traces and simply copy index.php and .htaccess from WP folder to root directory.

    It's only a suggestion, I can't know what exactly you are doing. Nor I am familiar with Joomla. But WordPress can be installed in a folder and then if you just copy index.php and .htaccess to root folder it will work. It's also a good security practice.

    And don't forget to unblock search engines at the end if you follow this suggestion.

  4. icinggifts@gmail.com
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm using hostmonster.com and with their one step installer button, it really helps. I'll just need to create a page when installing wordpress like http://www.yourdomain.com/XXX "XXX" is the page that you want to name for working on our file without people seeing it you can set a username and password to log in.

    Easy peasy.

    Thanks for all your help!! =)

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