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Offline Ghados

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Moving WordPress
« on: August 17, 2011, 11:01:08 PM »
Can anyone point me in the right direction on how to move wordpress into a different directory?

I originally installed WordPress in subdirectory but I would like to move it so that it is displayed as my main web site

Offline Hilarium

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Re: Moving WordPress
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2011, 12:00:28 AM »
log into your wordpress admin: domain.com/wp-admin

go to settings

change wordpress address url and site url to the new destination.

access your FTP account and move all the files into the new directory

Offline Xeis

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Re: Moving WordPress
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2011, 05:13:22 PM »
log into your wordpress admin: domain.com/wp-admin

go to settings

change wordpress address url and site url to the new destination.

access your FTP account and move all the files into the new directory

That seems like the most logical approach.

If you were to move the files before making the change in wp-admin, it will fail. Your wordpress is configured to work in a specific directory. If that files are moved into a new directory, your wordpress will no longer work, including the wp-admin page. Therefore, you will need to make the changes first in wp-admin and then reflect the changes by transferring all your Wordpress files into the correct directory.