[resolved] Setting WordPress up on Web Host (5 posts)

  1. Hermiony
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello WordPress Experts!

    I am brand new to WordPress. I have a website which I built with a webbuilder programme provided by my host, pickaweb. I would now prefer to replace it with a wordpress blog to make it better. I've decided to not use wordpress.com as I will neeed to add plugins.

    My question is this; once I install wordpress on my host will I be able to keep my old website online while I'm working to perfect (!) it? I'm slightly worried as I will be on a very steep learning curve with wordpress and it may take a while to work it all out. In the meantime I don't want to lose my old site.

    Any comments appreciated :-)

  2. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, the URL linked to your profile is absolutely empty... so I don't know what is there to lose.

    Anyway, you can install WP in a subfolder of an existing site, and when everything is ported over, you can just move it up to the root.

  3. Hermiony
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thank you moshu. The website I'm worried about losing is http://www.activeo.org.uk. As I said I'm very new and haven't worked out how to add more url's to my profile yet.

    I built Activeo as a favour and to get practiced before I build the website I'm hoping to build a business from.

    The webbuilder programme I used really does everything so I haven't been involved in making folders etc. I have some books about web design though so I can probably work it out from them.

    Thank you again :-)

  4. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you want to use WP - forget every "webbuilder" gizmo and learn the basics: editing files in a plain text editor (like Notepad) and using a FTP client.
    The Codex, the online manual, has extensive resources for beginners: http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page

  5. Hermiony
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thank you moshu, that's very helpful :-)

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