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  • Resolved djMotLive


    Hey everyone!

    Installation is not so much the issue as it is paralleling an already live site on the hosting account.

    What I want to do is have the existing site live, and give visitors the opportunity to observe and participate in the creation of version 2 of the site which will be the WordPress instance.

    The way I want to set it up is as follows:

    Main Site: with an index.php file.

    New Site using WordPress: with an index2.php file
    WordPress installed in

    The installation of WordPress in went fine, and on other sites I’ve had no problems resetting the paths in the settings screen and moving the index.php and .htaccess files to the root of the site while keeping the rest in the wordpress folder.

    Difference this time around is that I’m not only moving the index.php file, I’m renaming it to index2.php.

    With this new twist, all is well when you first land on the index2.php page, but throws a 404 when you try to go to Login, or to Site Admin, etc. – basically whenever you navigate away from the home page.

    Reason for setup like this with an index2.php is to provide an easy transition from old site to new – rename index2.php to index.php and it’s done.

    Thanks for any thoughts you can share!

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    I had to ditch everything and start from scratch with a new approach.

    I used a subdomain pointing to my WordPress folder. Later, once the development phase is over, I’ll use the “Give WordPress its own folder” method of configuring WordPress to launch from the root of the site while still living in a WordPress folder.

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