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    Hey There,
    new to WordPress so may not have all the terminology right.

    I am currently using Namecheap with Stellar to host my site of

    In the Cpanel for the Softaculous app installer and one of the script options is WordPress.

    I originally ( rather foolishly ) designer my site with SiteBuilder which I now wish to move away from.

    The question I have is if I install WordPress in my route directory of [ redundant link removed ] will that mean my current site is gone?

    How could I allow some time for designing the site in WordPress before replacing the site built in WebsiteBuilder?

    My estimate is to:
    – install WordPress in a directory like /xyz_for_development_use
    -design website as normal take as long as I like.
    -when ready, using file manager in cPanel in public_html/web.config change the references to ncsitebuilder (namecheaps WebsiteBuilder) to xyz_for_development_use

    Is this how to do it or am I going to just mess up everything if I try this?

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Your first two steps are fine. The 3rd step will mess up things. Beyond first two steps I suggest following:

    3) Once you are ready with new site in a subfolder and ready to launch it on the root domain then create a static maintenance page and name it index.html and keep that in your webroot.
    4) Create a folder old-wp-site and move all your old WordPress files in that folder.
    5) After doing this try to hit it should show you the static html maintenance page (index.html) you created earlier
    6) Now install a “Better Search Replace” plugin on the WordPress site which you setup in a subdirectory (say /newsite) and replace “” with “”
    7) Now try visiting and it should appear broken (not reachable)
    8) Now move all WordPress files from /newsite folder to your web root
    9) Now if you visit the it should show you the new site

    If you face any issue then try resaving the permalinks and flushing any cache.

    I hope this helps.

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