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Need help with WordPress upgrade following bad first install (4 posts)

  1. dscomic
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi,

    I'd like to do an upgrade of WordPress, but I'm worried about how to do it, since I think I did the original install incorrectly.

    Here's my situation: I've currently got WordPress 2.6.3 installed at my site, DSCOMIC.COM. However, last December, when I installed this, instead of appearing on the root site, dscomic.com, the blog appears at http://www.dscomic.com/wordpress-2.6.3/wordpress/
    So I get around this by doing a 301 redirect from dscomic.com to http://www.dscomic.com/wordpress-2.6.3/wordpress/. It's a mess.

    Anyhow, what I'd like to do is:
    1) upgrade to the newest WordPress,
    2) AND somehow fix this so that the blog appears at the root directory (dscomic.com ) this time,
    3) AND still be able to link to those old posts in the http://www.dscomic.com/wordpress-2.6.3/wordpress/ directory.

    Whats the best approach to doing the three things above?

    Thanks

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    upgrade to the newest WordPress,

    just do it - we will move it later
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress_Extended

    AND somehow fix this so that the blog appears at the root directory (dscomic.com ) this time,

    2 options here
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress#Moving_WordPress_Within_Your_Site
    or
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

    AND still be able to link to those old posts in the http://www.dscomic.com/wordpress-2.6.3/wordpress/ directory.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/redirection/

  3. dscomic
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply. Let me give this a try, and I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks,

    Rob

  4. dscomic
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    samboll, those links worked great, thanks again. Other than a couple dead images which I'm fixing now, dscomic.com is working great on WP 2.8.4.

    Thanks again for the help. I really appreciate it.

    Note to anyone else doing this type of upgrade: follow the document instructions exactly, or there can be trouble (and BACKUP your original work! I learned the advantage of this firsthand!)

    Rob

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