[resolved] Setup on goDaddy (6 posts)

  1. whatdyaknow
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Completed an error free one click wordPress install on an existing goDaddy hosted (windows)web site. The existing site content remains intact, and the default page did not automatically change. From the dashboard the existing default page comes up. I guess I expected a new wordPress style blog home page to take over as default? What is my next step, to change the default page?

    Also the existing site has numerous existing pages, but none appear in the "page" section of the wordPress dashboard. Shouldn't I be able to see all site pages? There's only one page listed, looks like the wordPress installed default? Do all pages need to be created via wordPress to show up?

    Thanks for help with rookie questions...

  2. kevinhaig
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Was your old site a WordPress Site?
    What is your site url?

    There are a number of WordPress Introduction articles here:


    Seeing as it looks like you installed WordPress for the first time, you are probably going to have to set up all your pages.

  3. whatdyaknow
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The old (existing) site is not a WP site, it's an MS Visual Studio site with ASP.NET pages. Trying a switch over to WP for a number of reasons, mainly ease of use on goDaddy, e.g. database maintenance.

    Will take a look at your link.

    Other thoughts? Delete all (most) files from existing web site and re-install WP? Fresh start as it were? Other thoughts?

    Much obliged,

  4. whatdyaknow
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It appears to be goDaddy default file precedence. Think I've got it worked out now. Thx.

  5. kevinhaig
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You will have to create your new content from scratch.

    The sites I look after are all GoDaddy.

    One thing I did was converted my site from a Windows host to a Linux host at GoDaddy. There are some advantages to the Linux Hosting, and GoDaddy did it for me at no extra cost. But that said you can run WordPress from a Windows Hosted site. I believe the differences are through use of .httaccess, but I'll be the first to admit I'm not a Linux vs Windows Hosting expert. Talk to GoDaddy if you are interested.

    Also note that there are a in excess of 12,000 themes that you can use on this site.

  6. whatdyaknow
    Posted 2 years ago #

    will check it out, thanks again for assist

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