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Moving from HTML to WordPress (4 posts)

  1. ButterflyHerder
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Greetings!

    Need advice, please...

    I'd like to transition a current HTML site over to WordPress, but I don't want to take the HTML site offline because we'll lose business.

    Is it possible to install WordPress in the home directory with the HTML pages? Will the HTML pages over-ride the WordPress pages when a visitor comes to our site?

    Or, should I just install WordPress & the template in a sub-directory, move the content over, then RE-INSTALL WordPress in the home directory when I'm ready to go live?

    I can't decide which would be a smarter way... any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance!
    Cynthia

  2. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You can install wordpress in a directory get it all set up working as you want it and move out your html website from root and move wordpress in root.

  3. ButterflyHerder
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you. :)

    I appreciate your thoughts. It's nice to get opinions from other WP users every once in awhile!

  4. unanalistaweb
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have a question...
    If I understood correctly at the beginning I would have something like:

    http://www.domain.com/wordpress

    and then I would move the wordpress folder to:

    http://www.domain.com

    My situation is the following:

    I currently have my page in html, say like this: http://www.domain.com/page1.html

    When moving to wordpress, I may have something like: http://www.domain.com/page-1

    What do I need to do in order to redirect (301) the page1.html to page-1?

    Is it possible to do this??

    I'd really appreciate any help!

    Thanks!

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