Switching to new plug in?

I am a BIG NEWBIE!!! I have tried to find the answer, but I don’t even know the terminology, yet!

I have installed concrete5, and my partner wants to go with Wordpress due to information from a friend. Is there a way to switch without completely erasing concrete5 first? That way, I can get the new website ready, while the current doesn’t change until the new one is ready to roll? I hope that makes sense!

Please be aware that if you answer with any initials (php, mysql, etc) I have NO idea what they mean.

Also, if you have any suggested reading for terminology, etc, I’m happy to hear it!

The most simple way here is most definitely to delete your Concrete 5 install (and anything else in the site directory), then use our one-click install of WordPress. As your contact info is mostly what’s on the Concrete 5 site you have built now, I would recommend this first option, as you will be back up within minutes and can very quickly/easily update your front page in WordPress to display the same information. However, if absolutely necessary, you can add something like strangersembroidery.dreamhosters.com to your Manage Domains page and install WordPress there, then once you have the site fully built and you’re satisfied, you can take a series of steps from there to move it to your original domain. It can be a little difficult if you’re unfamiliar, which is also why I recommend installing it directly from the beginning. :slight_smile:

If you’re curious, you can read more on moving a WordPress install here: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/WordPress#Moving_A_WordPress_Installation

If you have any trouble setting any of this up, please feel free to contact our friendly support team, available 24/7: http://bit.ly/SlXpjh :slight_smile:

Thats what I was afraid of.

As a general rule, which looks better/is easier?

The first option :slight_smile:

Oh, I meant Concrete5, or Wordpress? Which is better/easier?

It depends what your preference is, really. You can compare our One-click Installs here:


Personally, I prefer Wordpress, and we have some pretty awesome Wordpress gurus on our side of the fence who can help you out in times of need. :slight_smile: