While my intentions were good, the execution was not.
I use WordPress on Yahoo:
A. Backed up my WP blog and files onto my PC via FTP.
B. Emailed Yahoo! tech support for instructions:
"1. Delete the blog from the root directory and restore your normal web site.
2. Install the blog in a sub-directory and attach that sub-directory with a sub-domain.
- For instructions to delete your WordPress blog from the root directory, please visit: http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/webhosting/wordpress/wordpress-25.html
- To reinstall WordPress, please visit:
Here, in step 2, uncheck the box "Make my blog my home page"."
C. Did all that. The Blog Manager on Yahoo initializes a new blog and does not recognize the old one.
For now, I have two folders on the server with my "real" blog (/oldblog) and my new one (/blog). I cannot despite best efforts get WP to recognize my real blog.
Where did I err?