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Site redesign questions (3 posts)

  1. Ben Dunkle
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi, I'm redesigning a site in WordPress. My question is, where's the best directory to install it in? The old site (not built on WP) needs to stay live until we launch the new one. But I know I can't just move the WP files from say a beta directory to the root once it's done. Can anyone recommend a best practice in this situation? Thanks!

  2. davesgonebananas
    Posted 6 years ago #

    What I do is install WordPress to a sub-directory of the site (usually /wp). Whilst developing / testing the site it can be accessed from http://www.example.com/wp, but once you "go live" you can simply change a couple of files to allow the wp directory to host your main site.

    There's easy instructions on how to do this in codex.

  3. Ben Dunkle
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks DGB, that will help!

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