I'm having a problem changing my home page URL. I want to change the homepage address from http://example.com/hard_to_remember_url to http://example.com/easy_to_remember_url. I've tried a couple of different methods from the Codex.
I tried simply changing the Blog address (URL) in the settings.
I then followed the instructions from giving wordpress its own directory.
I also tried changing the database through PHPMyAdmin following the changing the site URL instructions
Nothing seems to work. The funny thing is that the settings option changes the database and the database changes the settings option. It's just when visiting the new URL I get a 404 not found error. I have no idea what to do next.
Has anybody had a similar problem? Can anybody please point me in the right direction?