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  • Hi,

    I have just started to begin learning wordpress and need a bit of help
    I currently have a website running (HTML) and would like to rewrite the site in wordpress. The site need to keep running while I play around with wordpress

    1. Do I install WordPress into the public_html directory or do I install it into a subdirectory ie public_html/wp. If it is installed directly into the public_html directory will it affect my currently running site ?

    2. Once I have developed the new wordpress site how do I get it to open automatically when a person visits the site ?

    Thank You

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  • 1) If you install WordPress into the root directory (/public_html/) there’s definitely a possibility that it could interfere with your production site. I would recommend installing it into a subdirectory so that the two are separate while you tinker.

    2) You can do this in a couple of different ways:

    WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    I am having the same issue. So, if I upload all of my wp files in public_html/login I will still be able to create my wp site and not have my html site affected? I want to make sure before I do any configurations. Thanks.

    Vadonis

    @illusionstardev

    I am having the same issue. So, if I upload all of my wp files in public_html/login I will still be able to create my wp site and not have my html site affected? I want to make sure before I do any configurations. Thanks.

    Correct.

    If you install WordPress on “public_html/login” it won’t affect anything in “public_html”. I would suggest using a different name other then “login” for the sub-directory unless you are using it for a reason, as it may conflict with logging into your site.

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