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TimMcMorris says

Hi everyone!

So, I’ve finally decided to go ahead and update my site, and just purchased a themeforest wordpress theme to help me :)

I have installed it and all is well!

Here is my question though…how can I keep my existing homepage up and running while I continue to work on the new homepage in the background?

As I installed wordpress in the root directory, the index.php from the theme is placed in the root and overrides the index.html.

If I say rename the index.php to something different, none of the pages I build will work correctly and returns 404’s…..unless the index is there and properly named.

What would be the simplest way to do this? I am very new at using wordpress so please forgive me if this is a very basic thing.

Thanks so much!!!

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DiogoRedinDevelopment says

Not sure if this can help you, but you can try :)

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/theme-test-drive/
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TimMcMorris says

Thanks diogoredin and maxvarlson: I will give these a try!

I wonder if the themeswitcher is the right thing when my other splash page isn’t a theme…but I won’t know until I read though everything.

Thanks again!

- Tim

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