duplicating existing Dreamweaver site with Wordpress
I currently have a web site with numerous pages created in Dreamweaver. I'd like to change over to use Wordpress, but I understand that I can't just import the existing pages into Wordpress. It looks like I will need to rebuild the entire site, so I will be creating a parallel version of the Dreamweaver site as a Wordpress site (while continuing to keep the Dreamweaver site updated). I have the Launch plan, so I can have two web sites. I am starting Wordpress as a complete newbie, so I have some questions about getting started.
- How do I create the new site in Wordpress and still have it hosted by inMotion without abandoning the existing site during the change-over? I will need to be able to see it without it being public.
- Will I have a separate Control Panel for each site version?
- Once I'm finished creating the Wordpress version, I will want to use the original Dreamweaver site name that users are already familiar with. I'm assuming that's possible. How will I do that? In other words, if my Dreamweaver site is MySite.com now and I create the Wordpress version as NewSite.com, will users eventually be able to go to MySite.com as the Wordpress version?
Thanks so much.