[Resolved] Seamless transition replacing standard website with WordPress site?
I’ve successfully created my first two wordpress websites. Everything was smoothe except when it came time to golive with the WordPress site.
The biggest challenge I have run into in both cases is that I had a working website that I wanted to replace with WordPress. I needed to keep the existing site up until the WordPress site was completed and tested.
For both sites, I created a directory called /wordpress/ (ie. http://www.mysite.com/wordpress).
The problem I ran into was when it came time to go live with the wordpress site. I deleted the “old site” files from the root directory and used Filezilla to move the wordpress files from within the /wordpress/ directory into the root directory. When I did that, most of the images no longer loaded because the HTML coding showed http://www.mysite.com/wordpress/image.jpg instead of http://www.mysite.com/image.com. This isn’t too big of a deal when it’s a small website. But if I have hundreds of images in the website, it isn’t very seamless.
I will likely be doing this again in the future. My webhost does not allow for remote access to the database so I am unable to use XAMPP to setup the site locally and then upload the site once it’s completed.
The only way I can think of that might be seamless is to place the wordpress files in a /wordpress/ directory of my website. Once the site is finished, point the domain into that /wordpress directory instead of pointing it into the root directory.
Just wanted to get some advice from some veterans on how you do it.
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