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HTMLHelp Forums _ Web Server Configuration _ Disabling Wordpress and installing HTML site - help

Posted by: zammakiram Nov 15 2018, 09:06 AM

Hello guys, I need some help on how to "disable" a wordpress site from my ftp without having to delete it and then "installing" a new site in html instead.

Basically I have a personal website to showcase my works, a super simple online portfolio. At the moment it's wordpress based and I got someone else installing it from me.
Now I have bought a HTML template that's more suitable for my needs and that I am customising - once it's all done, how shall I proceed with the replacement without messing everything up?
Is there anything I should keep in mind or setting up, before doing so?

Sorry if I am not using the correct lingo, I hope you can understand me anyway. blush.gif

Thanks for your help! smile.gif

Posted by: pandy Nov 15 2018, 02:38 PM

A little more detail. Is your WP installation using your "main URL", like if you go to you get the blog? Or does it use a subdomain (like or its own directory (

Do you want to keep the files because you may change your mind and go back to using WP or is it just for your own browsing?

Posted by: zammakiram Nov 19 2018, 04:52 AM

Thanks for your reply Pandy!
It's my own domain, a main URL. A "clean"
(Not sure if I can share the real address here?)
I want to keep the files just as a backup, in case (again) I mess it up and need to get back to a fucntioning website.

Posted by: pandy Nov 19 2018, 07:18 AM

Just a backup? Then take a look at the end of this thread.

Posted by: zammakiram Nov 23 2018, 05:48 AM

Thanks Pandy!!! I am looking into it wink.gif

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