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Kind of a noob question, but I don't want to screw this up. (4 posts)

  1. rspence
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've been tweaking my new blog... http://www.snowless.com/wordpress ... and am getting ready to take it live so that http://www.snowless.com is the new wordpress blog.

    What is the best way to do that?
    I know it can't be as simple as moving the index file to the main directory.

    Any help appreciated.

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    ok, there are 2 ways to do that:

    1. you can do this:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

    that pretty much explains how to leave the files where they are and let the blog be seen at your web root.

    OR

    2. you can do this:

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

    which would involve moving the files.

    I tend to think #2 ends up being the better solution in the long run. As long as you have figured out that you can actually drag and drop folders within your web space using nearly every ftp client on the web -- (you would be surprised how many ppl dont know that, and resort to trying to move stuff within cpanel).

    You, on the other hand, I think, are fairly bright, and wont have any trouble with 2 (I can already tell) .. lunarpages has cpanel, so the phpmyadmin thing ought not to be too difficult.

  3. rspence
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Why would you say #2 is better in the long run?
    I can find my way around my FTP client just fine, but option 1 seems a bit simpler and keeps my root directory tidier.

    Re: "Fairly bright"... that is debatable, but according to Garrison Keillor us Minnesotans are "above average,"... or is that just the children? ... so who knows? :)

  4. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    'fairly bright', used in the context of reading your posts here, and comparing them to the hundreds of thousands of other ones I've read on here.

    In my experience, #1 is prone to mudding up things, and also makes the blog accessible in the subdirectory (only its broke, if I remember correctly). That alone can be confusing if and when something breaks further down the road.

    You can try #1 and see, test my theory above -- you should get a blog, without styles at the very least (unless I am completely off-base and not remembering correctly, which could very well be the case). Its a peeve of mine -- if the blog is moved, it should not be seen in the sub directory, at all..

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