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  • Resolved Hermiony

    (@hermiony)


    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 🙂

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  • 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.

    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 🙂

    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

    Thank you moshu, that’s very helpful 🙂

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