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Changing my WordPress folder (7 posts)

  1. johncsnider
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I started managing a podcast as a subset of my site http://www.SciFiDimensions.com. WordPress is installed in a folder called "podcast" (It's at http://www.SciFiDimensions.com/podcast). Now I'd like to use WordPress as my main content manager, and I'd like to have that "podcast" folder be named "main".

    If I just go in and change that folder name, will it screw up the existing blog/podcast entries? What's the best way to make the transition?

    Thanks!

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If I just go in and change that folder name, will it screw up the existing blog/

    Yes! Big time.

    1. admin > Settings > General
    2. Change the two URL values to the folder name you want
    3. Save and disregard the error message!
    4. Don't try to see your blog in a browser!
    5. Via FTP move rename the podcast folder to what you changed it in settings
    6. Should work

  3. johncsnider
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks I will give it a shot.

    Now...I assume this means that anyone who's hardlinked to a specific article from the outside will lose that link, yes?

    Thanks again!

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes, but you can use a 301 permanent redirect for that in a htaccess file.

  5. johncsnider
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Is that a tutorial for that? Thanks again!

  6. moshu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Google, there are many sites explaining it - it is NOT a WP issue.

  7. Corey McKrill
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Another step:
    2a. Admin > Settings > Miscellaneous
    Update the path to the uploads folder

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