I’m replacing a regular HTML site with a Wordpress blog site. I want to keep the HTML site up while I create the Wordpress blog site, and since the Wordpress blog site will replace the HTML site, it is installed in the main folder (public_html) of the site where the HTML site also resides. The homepage of the html site is index.html.
So I tried going to site.com/index.php, but for some reason, it forwards to the other domain that it USED to forward to before I replaced the index.html file with the homepage of the HTML site. Very weird.
Then I tried going into the admin section of the blog and “previewing” a blog post, but that also just forwarded to the domain that it used to forward to. The way it was forwarded was a simple redirection script that was in the header of a blank web page. But that’s no longer there.
In any case, how do I set it up so that I can work on and view the blog while the HTML site is still up and located in the same folder as the Wordpress install?