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  • I am new to WordPress and need some advice from someone who has done something similar to what I am doing. I am building a site for a restuarant that already has an established website/business but their website needs a totally new website. I am not sure the right way to approach this from the prospective of building the site since their hosting (Godaddy) has only 1 domain host setup so I am unclear how to build the environment and where before ultimately rolling the site out as there new main site which will return all the Google juice they have held for a while now along with the good reviews they have built up. I definitely do not want to lose that for my client. Anybody with experience in this matter advice is welcomed and highly appreciated. Thanks!

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  • You can install wordpress in a folder and then when ready you can switch the websites.

    govpatel is correct, install it in a subfolder until it is complete. You’ll want to be sure to create 301 redirects from the old pages to the hew pages. That way it will not affect your standings with Google. I hope this helps!

    Nice tip creating 301 redirects

    I’ve had to do it enough, that I’ve learned from my mistakes. But that’s the great thing about the community here at WordPress, we learn from each other, and we benfefit from it. Thanks for the compliment Zane!

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