Hi, I have websites running in ordinary html. Now have a website being transferred to me to host, already built in wordpress. I have no experience of wordpress, I am reading a lot of information, but am confused by terms. It is supposed to be easy. I cannot change registrar at present but want to host on dreamhost, need to upload and test before nameserver change. I have a dreamhost account, have set up url, have done the wordpress install. The current designer has sent me the whole site zipped and wordpress files. I have downloaded wordpress to my desktop. But don’t know how to install. My text editor is an early version of dreamweaver. I can see the text, but design view gives me a blank window.
The site is still live with the current provider until things ready to change over.
I have no idea how to view the website in wordpress.
I have no idea which files are website files to be uploaded through ftp and which are wordpress files that do not need uploading.
I have read a lot to no avail. I have read I MUST NOT upload the wordpresss root directory, I do not know which file or folder this is or what it is called.
Answers in basic terms please.
If I had wanted to use wordpress from scratch, it may hve been straight forward. But starting in the middle is difficult.