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  • erneston

    (@erneston)


    Hi folks,

    I would appreciate your comments to help me solve this issue. We started launching our wordpress site with equal addresses (wordpress address same to website address), but if we try now to change the website address to emdia.eu many sites are not available anymore. It tells me something about an index file. Has someone an idea about that?

    Thank you very much in advance!
    Ernesto

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  • Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    What do you mean by wordpress address?

    erneston

    (@erneston)

    wordpress address where your files are located and website address where your url shoud be located, otherwise its the same wordpress address. 🙂

    You can set different address in the dashboard settings -> general

    Thanks!

    Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    I don’t understand what you mean when you separate your website’s address with WordPress’ address. They are the same thing.

    erneston

    (@erneston)

    Hi Andrew,

    you can locate your wordpress in a sub-folder but let the website address in the main address.

    https://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL

    Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    Oh I see. Does your WordPress installation exist at the root of the new site address?

    erneston

    (@erneston)

    well, the wordpress installation is located in a sub-folder /site (https://www.emdia.eu/site), but my url should be just https://www.emdia.eu w/o /site and unfortunately it doesnt work.

    steplab

    (@steplab)

    Try to add in the ftp root (outside the directory site/) a .htaccess file with this content:

    
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/site
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ site/$1 [L]
    

    And set WordPress address and Site Address to the desired url:
    Inside the directory site/ inside file wp-config.php before mySQL settings add:

    
    define('WP_HOME','http://www.emdia.eu');
    define('WP_SITEURL','http://www.emdia.eu');
    
    erneston

    (@erneston)

    Hi steplab,

    I will try as soon as my another problem is solved. I cannot login to my dashboard anymore cause of an error message.

    Cheers,
    Ernesto

    erneston

    (@erneston)

    Unfortunately it doesnt work. It says error 500 as soon as I edited htaccess file. I did not just add the code lines above, I rewrite the content of the file with the codes you delivered. Maybe thats my fault?

    Cheers steplab!

    steplab

    (@steplab)

    Hi Ernesto,
    Yes the .htaccess with that code.

    /.htaccess

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/site
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ site/$1 [L]

    /site/wp-config.php
    You also edited the wp-config.php file? Instead for this file you have to “ADD” before mySQL settings rows

    define('WP_HOME','http://www.emdia.eu');
    define('WP_SITEURL','http://www.emdia.eu');

    If this not work try also:

    define('WP_HOME','http://www.emdia.eu/site/');
    define('WP_SITEURL','http://www.emdia.eu');

    /site/.htaccess

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>
    # END WordPress

    Hope this helps you

    Bye,
    Valentina

    erneston

    (@erneston)

    Hi Valentina,

    thanks for your support. I tried both and unfortunately I got

    Internal Server Error

    The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

    Please contact the server administrator at to inform them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just before this error.

    More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

    Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    Something is wrong with my configuration I guess. I really dont know where to start to look in. Maybe any suggestion?

    Thank you very much!

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