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Moving WordPress from a folder to root? (11 posts)

  1. BrotherTom
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I installed WordPress in a separate folder to allow me to work on it while keeping our current FrontPage site active. It's now time to make the WordPress site active, but I need help (keep in mind I am a newbie, barely understanding how this stuff works-go slow!).
    I followed the steps here:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory
    Using a pre-existing sub-directory to install, but it didn't work, I still see my old home page.
    Help!?
    I'm trying to make harbourlightbaptistchurch.org/meadow be harbourlightbaptistchurch.org.
    Thanks

  2. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Your web host should be able to use DNS to point your domain to that folder... discuss with them

  3. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is probably what you need: http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

  4. The steps on the codex that you pointed out are indeed the right ones to follow.

    Don't forget that you will also have to remove the index.html from the root folder. I would move the old site into a folder called old for now.

    If the steps on the codex are too complicated/or hard to understand, you might want to read my tutorial. It's the same instructions, but written slightly different.
    http://www.bluelimemedia.com/2011/01/31/setting-up-wordpress-for-developmen/

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @ Christine -- that is SO helpful -- thanks (even though it was not my question, excellent resource to have on hand...)

  6. Thanks @wpyogi.. Glad you like it.
    By the way, this is me too http://www.wpyogi.com
    ;)

  7. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OMG, that's too funny -- hope I did not "infringe"! Had no idea and have never looked up that domain name! Your site looks excellent as well...

  8. zadok22
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have a similar but not exact situation. I built a website with WordPress on a new host for a corporation (i am a novice with WP and I am using Thesis Framework, so this all semi new). However the same client/company was still live with the old site. My newly built site just had an ip address with the wp folders in the address. When I set up the PHP myAdmin changes to the corporate name and another employee had the domain name servers switched to the new host, I saw my site but all the image links were broken. Is there a global way to switch the image links or do I have to change all of them manually? If so, how do you do this?

    I am so use to Dreamweaver where it makes all the link changes for you. Any help here is appreciated (especially you Christine).

    Thanks in advance. Joel

  9. @zadok22, just so you know, it's best to start new threads when you have issues.. but never mind...

    To solve your issue, what you'll need to do is go to the database via your phpmyadmin, make a back up and then do a find and replace of your old url with the new one.

    It's a pain, but it's the only way that I know how.

  10. zadok22
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you so much, I ended out reconnecting all my broken links after the migration. Nevertheless its up now. Thanks again. The site is: http://silverrhino.com

  11. BrotherTom
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Wow, lots of replies. I've got the index.php edited, I assume my folder name goes where "wp" is in this example:
    require('./wp/wp-blog-header.php');

    How do I delete my old site?

    Sorry for the newb questions.

    Thanks

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