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  1. Vectar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    hi i have a question about moving my wordpress site.

    We made a subfolder on our server and called it wordpress. i installed wordpress in that folder and build the site.

    I exported the database file and changed all url’s from http://www.tapeconcept.com/wordpress to http://www.tapeconcept.com.

    Then i moved a copy of the wordpress site to the root of the server. I tested the http://www.tapeconcept.com link and saw that the site was already working without updating the database file. But i did see that the links in the menu still linked to the wordpress subfolder. So all pages still linked to http://www.tapeconcept.com/wordpress, while the homepage reacts on http://www.tapeconcept.com.

    So i thought this must be the database that needs to be updated with the new database file as i changed all the url’s to http://www.tapceoncept.com.

    When i emptied the database and imported the new database file and opened http://www.tapeconcept.com, i lost all of my design. It showed the reaction theme (that i bought) and not my own design. Then i changed the database file back to the old one and it worked perfect again only the linking to the sub wordpress folder is still not looking that nice.

    What am i doing wrong? do i need to edit more files to be able to get my design to run on the root of the server?

    Best regards,
    Vectar

  2. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you reviewed Moving_WordPress?

  3. Vectar
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Esmi,

    Yes i did. I changed all the url's in the database like they mentioned, but when i import the new database file i loose all of my layout elements and it shows my basic theme like when i just bought it. It does show the correct menu though but my design is gone.

    With the old database it works. I open http://www.tapeconcept.com and it opens the site correct but when i click a menu item, it opens http://www.tapeconcept.com/wordpress. This is the location that contains the test environment. I copied my wordpress testing environment to the root but kept it also in the subfolder called wordpress, just to make i could go back to the old situation in case something went wrong.

    Any idea?

    Best regards,
    Vectar

  4. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is the old site still working OK at http://www.tapeconcept.com/wordpress? If so, why not scrap the root WP install and see Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory instead? It's far easier.

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