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Setting up a domain for a WordPress-based site? (5 posts)

  1. PaulRitter
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi, I'm considering buying a domain for my WordPress-based website, located at http://paul.buildtolearn.net/wp/index.php. The hosting plan I've got includes cPanel 10, and one of it's features allows me to park the domain to replace the subdomain that came with my hosting. However, I'm wondering if that will work with WordPress?

    For example, my URL is http://paul.buildtolearn.net/wp/index.php. I'm planning on buying "http://www.paulfromcanada.com/". What I want to do is be able to is setup my domain to replace the entire first section of the URL: http://paul.buildtolearn.net/wp. So, my new URL with the domain would look like this: http://www.paulfromcanada.com/index.php.

    Is it possible to setup my WordPress site like this? Thanks! =)

  2. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    you can install wordpress at root, so http://www.paulfromcanada.com would load the main index. You can also install at http://www.paulfromcanada.com/blog or blog.paulfromcanada.com

    basically, it can be installed anywhere or everywhere, assuming you have the databases for it.

  3. PaulRitter
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    But what I want to know is can I have it setup so that say the permalink to one of my entries would look like this:

    http://www.paulfromcanada.com/2006/01/06/sample-post

    Instead of like this:

    http://paul.buildtolearn.net/wp/2006/01/06/sample-post

    I just want to be able to replace the "http://paul.buildtolearn.net/wp" portion on my URL with the domain, but have the rest of it look like that and work? Is this possible? Thanks again :)

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes, but that means you have to move your WP install from "paul.buildtolearn.net/wp" ==> to the other domain "paulfromcanada.com"
    See Moving WordPress:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

  5. PaulRitter
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Aha, thanks for the link.

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