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[resolved] Another subdomain question (8 posts)

  1. TH
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Seem to have locked myself out by changing the site urls in the admin panel from http://blablaexample.com/wordpress to http://blog.blablaexample.com I also have DNS forarding pointing the same /wordpress folder to the blog.- subdomain.

    Cannot find any answered forum question identical to my situation. I know I could probably change the database tables back in order to be able to log in again, but that still won't get me a subdomain.

    Have tried removing .htaccess, and also putting one in the wp-admin folder. No go. The http://blog.blablaexample.com gets me to the correct location, but only gives me an index of the folders found there.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  3. TH
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks, I've tried the first methods now with no effect. :(
    I suppose I have to find a way of looking into the database tables next. I have no idea how a database works, but I will have to read and try.

    One thing I cannot find the answer to tho, is exactly what is supposed to be stated in the two admin panel urls where you put the blog and site's url. For a site forwarded (DNS) from http://blablaexample.com/wordpress to http://blog.blablaexample.com, should it say exactly that in both fields?

  4. TH
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I had to undo my changes in the database tables, which turned out to be suprisingly simple.

    However I am now back to where I was, and I still cannot figure out how to make the forwarded url work. I did it years ago with another weblog, but I cannot remember how. :(

    BTW, I meant www forwarding, not DNS forwarding.

  5. TH
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Trying again since my last comment was deleted (!)

    I may not have articulated my dilemma correctly, because the link I received as a reply doesn't address my problem. At least not as far as I am able to understand the text.

    I do not want to move my WordPress blog. It is installed into a subfolder on my domain. I merely want to forward a subdomain to it, such as blog.blabla.com instead of an url with a trailing folder.

    Would really appreciate any help on this as I have followed all the guides and after many days of work I still get nowhere. :)

  6. dragonsjaw
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It would seem to me that you would forward the subdomain to your WP install/domain through your CPanel or whatever website control panel you have. ??

  7. TH
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, this is what I have attempted to do. I have the url to the /blog subdirectory forwarded to the blog.domainname url, but it doesn't work.

    So I try changing the WordPress address and/or Site address to reflect that, but it doesn't work. The new url lands me in the correct folder, but with no WordPress firing up.

    I've tried all kinds of combinations of these factors, with different htaccess files, with define relocate... everything I can think of with my very small newbie brain.

    Also the blog doesn't work with the subdomain http://www.sitename.com/blog either, just sitename.com/blog. Even though the server has forwarding set up for http://www... included. But what I'm ideally trying for is blog.domainname.com.

  8. TH
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Turned out to be an issue with the server forwarding and not a WordPress problem. :)

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