Question about putting WP in root directory (4 posts)

  1. garybeck
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm doing a new site for a customer. I set up a few basic pages with SSI just to get things going, but I want to use WP.

    The site is on BlueHost and they have a tool to install WP. I'd like to install WP in my root directory. I'm wondering, can I put it in there and still keep my index.shtml as the home page until I'm ready to switch to the WP content?

    I'm thinking I can prep the WP content while the index.shtml page is the home page and when I'm ready, I can just remove the index.shtml file and then WP would load as the home page.

    Should that work?


  2. moshu
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Should that work?
    Not really.
    Many internal functions will look for the "index" of the directory (root or otherwise) - which will lead to your index.shtml, meaning you will NOT see how WP works.
    Put it in a subfolder while learning it. Later you can bring it to the root in 5 easy steps:)

  3. omgitztrey
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yes it will work.

    Well I know it will for sure in windows OS. In windows we have to specifiy the default content page. I'm pretty sure apache has to have this feature

  4. moshu
    Posted 9 years ago #

    No, it won't - at least not as the OP wants.
    S/he wants keeping the index.shtml as default to "cover" what's going on in the back stage AND having WP functional in the same time.

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