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  • What happens to my existing website once I install WordPress from Softalicious apps installer?

     Stratos updated 1 year, 7 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Paul

    Member
    Jul 24, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Hi, I just watched the short video on WordPress provided by my hosting company MDD.

    My current website was done in Drupal and the designer has left the country and I can now only change text and photos on my site. I am looking to WordPress as I wish to upgrade my site to that platform so I can install pixels etc and link it to my social media accounts.

    So, my question is when I follow the video I just watched and put my domain address in the WordPress app installer, what happens to my existing website?

    Sorry if that's a dumb question but I have this image of hitting the install button and from there my website suddenly disappears leaving me to design a new one quickly.

  • Stratos

    Member
    Jul 24, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    That is a very interest question. I have not try it and I guess that by hitting the install button the new files will be installed in the same place with the old one and with a new database. But there is a file named index.php that probably will replace the old one and the Drupal site will not work after that.
    I guess that you have not done the installation yet.
    The right way to do it is to create a subdomain in your site. Then install WordPress in the subdomain and you can work there without messing with your existing live site. When you finish there is a process to move the site form the subdomain to the main domain.
    And of course backup before anything

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