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How to make the site go live (4 posts)

  1. Agent D
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, I just finished building my new site which is in sub-directory right now:

    http://www.mydomain.com/wp

    I'm ready to make this go live, meaning that I want this to take over the main site. What would be the best way to do this? I don't want people to see /wp in the url. Thank you!

    Agent D

  2. jonradio
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    A careful reading of the following documentation (which is not exactly what you have) gives the details:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress#Giving_WordPress_its_Own_Directory_While_Leaving_the_WordPress_Index_File_in_the_Root_Directory

    Concept is to leave WordPress where it is, but "make it look like" it is in the Root (just the domain name in URL).

    Last piece is to set all this up, then rename index.html or whatever your current home page is, to "expose" WordPress's index.php file. But, be aware that a very small number of web hosts actually will display an index.php even when an index.htm(l) is present.

    By the way, this is my preferred method of running WordPress (out of a subfolder) as it makes later switches much faster, as you just change folders.

  3. Agent D
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks! I am trying the "make it look like" method now.

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  4. Agent D
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Wow, it worked and that was so simple! Thanks again for your help!

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