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Doubled my installation of WordPress. (6 posts)

  1. valevan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am just learning how to use WordPress. You know, the one that you can figure out in just five easy minutes. HA!

    So what I have ended up with, long story shortened, is an installation of WordPress on my main domain, and an installation of WordPress on my domain/wordpress/

    I don't know what to do about this. Can I delete the one that I first installed that ended up being after the forward slash - /wordpress, and keep the one that is visible simply when I type in my domain page?

    I tried Tools -> Delete, but there is no delete option given there, I only see import and export.

    Thanks for reading!

  2. jonradio
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WordPress does not have an Uninstall option. You would need to delete the /wordpress/ folder. Easy if you have cPanel on your web host and use the File Manager. Difficulty varies for FTP based on what software you use. FileZilla is easy, but it will take 5-10 minutes to actually do it.

    You also need to delete the database. Again, dead easy with cPanel. Difficulty varies otherwise.

    But the big issue is making sure you know which database to delete. That requires a look into wp-config.php in the /wordpress/ folder.

  3. jonradio
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    By the way, although I couldn't find Uninstall documentation in the Codex, there are certainly lots of answers in this support forum.

  4. valevan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you!

    I don't know what cPanel is. I have my domain and hosting with GoDaddy, and there is some sort of file manager

    Getting Started Guide: Online File Folder
    Version 2.1 (2.22.11)
    © Copyright 2010. All rights reserved.

    Is this what you are talking about, being able to delete the /wordpress/ folder?

  5. jonradio
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just checked and GoDaddy does not offer cPanel as a way to control your web hosting.

    Yes, a File Manager is the best way to delete the folder. If you use any type of FTP software, it has to individually delete the 936 files and 96 subfolders within the /wordpress/ folder.

  6. valevan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you so much. I appreciate your help! I'll look into this. :o)

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