Will an installation of WordPress interfere with existing website files uploaded through Dreamweaver CS6?

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Webalien
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2013-07-18 7:18 pm EST

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Installed today only !
When I begin within my website will it overide ftp files already posted with Dreamweaver CS6

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Arn
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2013-07-18 8:40 pm EST
Hello Webalien,

Thanks for the question! If you are using Softaculous (from an InMotion Hosting account), the installation of WordPress will not overwrite existing files or folders that have been previously uploaded to the webserver. In fact, if the files or folder are exactly the same name, then it will stop the installation indicating that file would need to be removed or renamed in order for the installation to complete.

If you are using the manual installation and uploading the files into place, then you will be warned if you're going to be overwriting pre-existing files. As long as they are not files that are exactly the same name, then there shouldn't be an issue existing files.

I hope this helps to answer your question!

If you require any further assistance then please let us know.

Regards,
Arnel C.

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Would it be prudent to delete old files entirely in the control panel, as they are on my local machine anyway.
Webalien
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2013-07-18 8:52 pm EST
Hello Webalien,

It would best to remove the old files to minimize conflicts. And since you have the website files backed up on another computer, then it should be no problem to recover these files as needed.

Regards,
Arnel C.
Arn
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2013-07-18 9:16 pm EST
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