I have an iWeb created site hosted on Dreamhost: http://www.hauntedwaterspress.com/
I want to switch to Wordpress with a One-Click install.
I have a dreamhosters subdomain set up with One-Click install, but the idea of creating the Wordpress site here and then swapping the URLs seems daunting no matter how many times I’ve read the instructions. (I will be using a purchased WP theme and then I also have Envato to deal with in switching my single site license to the main domain after having it on the subdomain.)
What are the pitfalls and how would I accomplish simply deleting the existing files, doing a One-Click install on the main domain and then quickly putting up some sort of temporary “under construction” page up while I rebuild the site in Wordpress? Or would that be a bad idea?
Also, for pages that I plan to retire, is there a way to redirect traffic that might still link to those locations?
I’ve been contemplating this for months and I just want to bite the bullet and get moving. Thanks in advance!