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I am getting ready to take a site of mine that is currently online and install WordPress. I am wanting to keep the old site up while Im working on the WordPress site. Is there a way that I can install WP and work on the site without the site being viewable to the public? I also want to stay away from creating locally on my PC so others can help me with certain tasks. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.
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    • Profile picture of the author goin4it
      Thank you so much!
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Yep, just install it on a subdirectory and work there. When you have everything as you wish, just download the theme to your computer and export all the content to a file. You need to save that file too. Don't forget to copy all the stuff you get in widgets It's a pain to delete a site and have to write down everything.
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  • Profile picture of the author WordPressurize
    Originally Posted by goin4it View Post

    I am getting ready to take a site of mine that is currently online and install WordPress. I am wanting to keep the old site up while Im working on the WordPress site. Is there a way that I can install WP and work on the site without the site being viewable to the public? I also want to stay away from creating locally on my PC so others can help me with certain tasks. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.
    @goin4it

    Here's a tip if you really need the WordPress installed in your root.
    1. If you're not using a 1-Click installation, start by creating the database, and noting down all its credentials, as you require it during the WordPress configuration. If you are using a 1-Click, skip this step.
    2. Copy your current site to a subdirectory, i.e. yoursite.com/hi/, and test it in the new location.
    3. If all is well, remove the site files from the root directory.
    4. Install WordPress in the root directory, either manually or via 1-Click.
    5. Then install this plugin: WordPress › Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin « WordPress Plugins
    6. Go to the plugins menu, and select "Quick Redirects".
    7. In the first field put "/".
    8. In the second field put http://yoursite.com/hi or whatever the new path to your old site is.

    Now, if anyone visits your site at your root domain, they will be redirected to your old site. However, WordPress is safely in your root directory, ready to be worked on. The only thing with this method is that you will not be able to access the WordPress homepage via your root domain, so you'll need to work on your homepage as just a page until you're ready to go live.

    When you are ready to go live, visit "Reading" in the settings menu, and make sure that the front page is set to the page you want as your homepage, be it your posts or a static page. Then just revisit "Quick Redirects" and delete the entry that you put there earlier.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author goin4it
    Thank you all very much for this extremely useful information... I used a little bit of each suggestion and it worked great! Very much appreciated!
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    • Profile picture of the author DGFletcher
      Who do you have as your hosting?

      One thing that I've always used is hosting companies that have some really good support.

      It's the internet, if you're stuck, you've generally got ninety nine out of one hundred things working, and that one thing is what's got you stuck.

      Ask me how I know this... PHP horror stories. > <
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  • Profile picture of the author RobKonrad
    When you're done and need to move the blog from subdirectory to root, follow this guide:

    WordPress › Support » Move wordpress blog from sub directory to root

    Cheers,
    Rob
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  • Profile picture of the author golumolu
    It is possible by using sub folder but you have to use plugin that can stop search engine to crawl your sub folder URL. If you do not care about this then you will get crawl error after shifting your WordPress from sub folder to root directory.
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