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[resolved] Changing directory name (9 posts)

  1. seoirse
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Folks

    I'm very pleased with the appearance of my first photo blog which is at http://www.coppercoastworkshops.com/wordpress/. I've called the blog Minimalistics and if possible I would like to change the address to http://www.coppercoastworkshops.com/minimalistics/ before I go any further.

    I've read through http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress, but my computer expertise is fairly limited and I'm not sure how it applies to what I want to do. It's taken me an age to get to this stage, could some kind person outline the steps that are needed, so that I don't screw it up.

    Many thanks...seoirse

  2. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There's really nothing much to add to the information on the Codex page you refer to. You need to do the steps in this section:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress#Moving_WordPress_Within_Your_Site

    Here is an additional page that explains one important part in more detail.
    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/10/01/how-to-move-wordpress-blog-to-new-domain-or-location/

    Make sure you have a backup of you database before doing any of those steps.

  3. seoirse
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Mstvwlf...It seems pretty complicated, but I'll follow your suggestions carefully and see how it goes. Many thanks. seoirse

  4. seoirse
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi, I hope someone can advise, I think my age and a lack of computer experience and terminology is causing confusion.

    I have read through Moving WordPress Within Your Site, several times, and a little guidance here would be sooo helpful

    In point one, it says"...create the new directory", do I just create a new file (directory) called Minimalistics via FTP in the same location that I have the current WordPress directory installed?

    And then in point 9 it says "...Move your WordPress core files to the new location." do I then just transfer all of the content from the existing WordPress Directory to the new directory?

    And finally which part of the additional page that stvwlf mentions is applicable?

    Any help for this simplistic old dinasaur would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks...Seoirse

  5. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    In point one, it says"...create the new directory", do I just create a new file (directory) called Minimalistics via FTP in the same location that I have the current WordPress directory installed?

    In your top level folder, you have a folder created called "wordpress". That is where you installed your WordPress files, as indicated by your blog URL, http://www.coppercoastworkshops.com/wordpress/

    In the same top level, create a new folder called "minimalistics" (no capital M). After you move the WordPress files into that folder, that is how you are going to have the URL http://www.coppercoastworkshops.com/minimalistics/

    And then in point 9 it says "...Move your WordPress core files to the new location." do I then just transfer all of the content from the existing WordPress Directory to the new directory?

    yes - everything in that folder gets moved to the new folder

    "All" you need to do are steps 1 through 13 in the section I pointed you to. Pay particular attention to step 11 because most likely you are going to have to do some database updates to get everything working correctly, since WordPress stores the complete path of many links, including links to the old folder, within the database. Those have to be updated to point to the new folder.

    If you take this step by step you will do just fine. Make sure you back up the database before you make any changes to it.

    You do not need to do this section at all
    "Suppose you accidentally moved the files before you changed the URIs: you have two options." because if you follow these instructions, you won't have done that!

  6. seoirse
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Many thanks for getting back to me. I seem to have ran into a problem. These are the steps that I took...

    1. I created the new minimalistics directory at the same level as the existing one.

    2. I logged onto my blog and changed the wordpress address (URL) and the Blog Address (URL) from "wordpress" to "minimalistics".

    3 I then clicked save changes and all I got was a blank screen with the message "No input file specified."

    4.I was able to return to the Dashboard, but when I click on administration>settings>general/ I got the same message as above.

    5.At that point the files were still under the wordpress directory.

    6. I then tried pasting them into the minimalistics directory but then I got a "404" message when I try to enter either administration>settings>general or administration>settings>permalinks.

    7 So I then moved the files back to the original (wordpress) directory (where they still are) but any attempt to enter either administration>settings>general or administration>settings>permalinks still results in the message "No input file specified."

    I followed the instructions to the letter, but now I'm unable to go forward or back. It's all a bit confusing, have you any idea what I've done wrong?

    Many thanks Seoirse

  7. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi

    for starters
    add these 2 lines into the wp-config.php file in the minimalistics folder.

    define('WP_SITEURL', 'http://www.coppercoastworkshops.com/minimalistics');
    define('WP_HOME', 'http://www.coppercoastworkshops.com/minimalistics');

    a good place to put them is after this line
    define ('WPLANG', '');

    move the files from wordpress to minimalistic folder. if there is a file named .htaccess in the wordpress filder, make sure you move that one also.

    If this gets you back in, follow step 10 about permalinks

    If you still have problems, report back whether your hosting account is Linux or Windows.

  8. seoirse
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi stvwlf

    You were absolutely spot-on with your diagnosis. Everything worked fine and all I had to do was change the code to each of the pictures, there's only a few at this point so it only took five minutes.

    I realise that we novice bloggers must be hard work on occasion, but I'd like to say thank you for the help that you and other folks on the WordPress Forum have given me, it really is appreciated. I'd like to add that if you're ever in Co Waterford, look me up, details on the website, I'd like to buy you a pint of the Black Stuff.

    Thank you so much....Seoirse

  9. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    thank you - glad it worked

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