newbie here… no pages on site other than index.html “coming soon”
I want the site to be wordpress-based, and I’m pretty sure I’m not going to put it into a subdirectory. But while I’m playing with templates etc. I don’t want people to see the site.
I was thinking I could do this … tell me if it will/won’t work:
- Do the one-click install of WP, no subdirectoy.
- Keep both index.html and the WP-generated index.php in root. (I tested, and by default it appears that index.html comes up first if people just enter the domain name as the address).
- Add a robots text file that prevents search engines from indexing anything (temporarily)
Then when my wp is ready for prime time, I’ll delete index.html and the robots txt file. So people going to foobar.com/ will end up at foobar.com/index.php (the wp home page).
I know people could see the site by entering foobar.com/index.php, but if they’re working that hard then they’re welcome to rubberneck.
Does this sound like a plan?