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installation help for newbie (6 posts)

  1. jk2k5
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have a word press account hosted through my ISP (earthlink). I would like to change the name of the blog's directory from wordpress (mydomain.com/wordpress) to blog (mydomain.com/blog). I changed the URL in the dashboard and then changed the folder name on the host site. When I did that, and tried to go back to my dashboard I got a 404 message: "Not Found
    The requested URL /blog/wp-login.php was not found on this server."

    Now, I can't get in to my blog at all. Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong and how to do it correctly?

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I changed the URL in the dashboard and then changed the folder name on the host site.

    If the "URL" were in plural = URLs it would be the correct way to do it. You need to chaange both URI values in Options > General.

    Now, the only way to check it: http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/site-url/

  3. jk2k5
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I did change both URLS. Sorry for the typo. How do I get into my phpadmin account?

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    That's not really a WP issue - usually through the administration page of your hosting account.

  5. jk2k5
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    OK, I figured out how to do it in the admin page of my hosting account (I think!).

    It says http://mydomain.com/blog in both places, but when I hit "go" I get an error message that says:

    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '% 2A FROM % 60wp_options % 60
    LIMIT 30, 30' at line 1

  6. jk2k5
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    OK, to answer my own question... Earthlink won't let me do what I want. Their server is only set up to permit http: mydomain.com/wordpress. Grrr.

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