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Getting my url to point to my wordpress site (5 posts)

  1. davidzupec
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hello all, If you could help me with this I would appreciate it. I have a folder called lemajdesign located in my root directory on my server that contains another folder called WordPress which has my website files.

    Right now my url http://www.lemajdesign.com shows the welcome page. What I need is to have that url point to my lemajdesign folder in my root directory so that my website will show instead of the welcome page.

    Right now in order to see my site I have to go to http://www.lemajdesign/wordpress to view it. Thank you for your help.

    I followed this but it didn't work! I'm thinking maybe because I have a wordpress folder within the lemajdesign folder?

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

    Thank you!

  2. Jason Jensen
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    If I understand correctly, you just want your domain to go to your WordPress install?

    In that case, yes, you should simply remove the lemajdesign folder and put the 3 main wp folders and files on the root directory.

    Before doing so you should probably go to Settings-->General and update your Site URL to: http://www.lemajdesign.com

    So:

    1) Change WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) to the root (lemajdesign.com) in Settings-->General

    2) Head over to your FTP client of choice or control panel's File Manager and move all of the WordPress folders and files up to the root directory. Then delete the "lemajdesign" folder, it's unnecessary.

    Do that and you should be good to go.

  3. davidzupec
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hello, the reason there is the lemajdesign folder is becasue there is another wordpress website running in the root directory in another folder, therefore I cant replace the index and htcacces file that's there becasue it's for that site.

  4. Jason Jensen
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    It sounds like this should definitely be a WordPress multisite install:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Glossary#Multisite

    You can set this up pretty quickly and then manage multiple WP instances through one interface and database. You can also set this up retroactively using your existing WP installation.

    If you want to use one WP multisite install but display your subsites on different domains, you can use the Domain Mapping plugin to achieve this result: http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/

  5. davidzupec
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hello, I got it to work! I just needed to take out the dot before wordpress to this below : )

    require( dirname( __FILE__ ) . '/wordpress/wp-blog-header.php' );

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