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Been learning HTML, CSS, & general webmastery-type stuff over the past few months and am working on my first full website.
I would like one of the pages to be a blog. Ideally, I would like it to be on my index.html page. This raises 2 questions:
1. My web hosting service offers 1-click add-ons, one of which is WordPress. Normally, as I design pages, I prefer to work out all of the design and functionality on my hard drive, then change the code in the appropriate places and upload everything to my FTP server all at once. I've never dealt with WP and have only used a Blogger-hosted blog before. Is it possible to set everything up on my hard drive by downloading the software from WP.org first, rather than upload everything to my FTP server and then use the web hosts 1-click install?
This begs the next question:
2. I need a directory folder to put the WP software in when I install it via my web host. If I go this route should I make a folder called "index" and put index.html and all applicable files (including the WP software) inside?
Sorry for the lame-o beginner questions... Thanks!
joined:June 2, 2003
As to question #2 - I'm note sure there's a "right answer". I would lean towards naming the directory in a way that describes the function of Wordpress on the website, eg. www.Example.com/blog.
tring to get a busy and successful blog without using plugins is like trying to do it with one hand tied behind your back.
and im pretty sure that if you host with wordpress then you can change the template easy enough (the visual stuff), but it won't let you alter the actual script. so if you want to make an extra call to the database on the homepage, or something like that, then you can't.
Plus, I just saw that my host of choice is offering 4 free months, so that makes a good incentive. I understand that it's a policy on this website not to discuss web hosts, so I won't say which host it is.