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[resolved] how to load home page from my domain name (6 posts)

  1. lgy1970
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've been using wordpress for a while, but it was always part of my main web site. I want to just use wordpress and transfer opver all my other content, which will be long winded but I can do no problem. the only stumbling block I can see is how to set it up so when someone goes to my domain name it loads my wordpress home page.

    Thanks in advance
    I have looked throught the forum but too many post to sift through.

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    where is your wordpress currently? In a subfolder? like domain.com/blog?

    Its fairly simple to move WP, I've done it a number of times over the years as I changed my mind about things.

    Here's the guide I followed:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

  3. lgy1970
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Voodoo
    I've been reading the link you posted very carefully. You say its simple, some parts seem simple, but other parts look dangerous.
    Yes my wordpress is in domain.com.au/blog
    I want to move it to the root folder in the public_html folder.
    As I said, I think the moving of files would be easy using FileZila but what scares me is the permalinks and url's for my media and images.
    Did you have any issues with updating the permalink structure to the .htaccess

    Thanks again

  4. The whole process is actually quite painless and quick as long as you follow the guide that Rev. Voodoo linked to, specifically this section:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress#Moving_WordPress_Within_Your_Site

    I've done this particular move several times with no problems afterward.

  5. lgy1970
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    All done guys thanks a lot.
    I followed the instructions and it worked a treat. At one time though I thought it had gone wrong as I couldnt navigate back to my admin page, but with a little tinkering I found it again
    Just one thing though was the need to change all the URLs to new locations, slightly painfull and I'm sure I've missed a few lol.
    I could of propbably left the images in the orignal directory though...maybe, oh well its done now.
    Thanks again

  6. You're welcome!

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