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testing the site before it's live (2 posts)

  1. isign4jc
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have a complex issue. I need to set up wp on a client's site, but they have a current site that is up there until we are done with the wp one. I uploaded and installed wp in the root of their site and did a redirect to their existing site so i could work with the other files. This did not seem to work well because in order to see any of my pages i had to do this: http://www.site.com/index.html/wppagehere in order to see the pages i was working with. The problem started happening when I was uploading things like media files because they were not acting properly. So, we removed the index page and redirect and now i am stumped as to how to test this. Any suggestions?

  2. davethepak
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Here is what I did:

    Installed wp into a subdirectory.
    (I used /wp but make it whatever you want).

    Fully set up and configure.

    Then set up wp to execute from root (you copy the index.php to root, and change a few settings, its easy and works great).

    see the article here:


    ~ DavePak
    (did it on my site).

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