Best way to move my blog to root directory (6 posts)

  1. rustybulb
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I need to move my blog from http://www.mydomain.com/blog to http://www.mydomain.com.

    But I would like to have redirects from each page to its new corresponding one. It has fewer than 30 posts, but I would also like redirects on the tags and category pages too.

    What is the best way for me to do this please?

    And how would I word it to get a freelancer to do it (if I find it too difficult)?

    thanks a lot

  2. Darin Kotter
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Here is a real good guide on how to move your blog to the root directory and do redirects.

  3. niredo
    Posted 3 years ago #

    dkotter thanks, very useful.

  4. rustybulb
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks dkotter,

    It seems very thorough. I'll try to do it myself.


  5. rustybulb
    Posted 3 years ago #

    OK, I am still at the dummy-run stage. I have installed WP on a /blog directory on an unimportant site, so I can practice moving it, as the article suggests, but at Step 3 it says:

    Step 3:
    Check whether you have a .htaccess file in both your /blog folder and root folder.

    If you do, make and save copies of both and then combine them by copying the content of each into a new (third) file. Create this file with a text editor.

    Save all three files somewhere on your local machine, so you have backups of everything – you’ll need the content of the combined .htaccess file later.

    I don't have a .htaccess file at all in the root or the /blog directory.

    Do I have to make one for each?

    or just for one?

    thanks a lot

  6. rustybulb
    Posted 3 years ago #

    OK, forget my last post.


    I managed to do a successful dummy-run on another blog.

    Sadly, on the actual site, I got complacent and forgot to move the existing XSitePro site out of the way first.

    Although the blog shows up at the main domain: http://EngineerYourSuccess.com, all the links point to the index page and I get a blank screen in Filezilla!

    I can still see all the files in File Manager though so I moved all the ones that didn't say "today" in the last modified column to a temp-root folder, but it's still broken.

    To make things worse my WP login didn't work (even though I copied and pasted) so I asked WP for a new one (using both username and email), but it never sent the emails. (My email for that account might be on the domain that redirects to the gmail one. I guess that would explain why I never got it).

    So unless anyone knows of another way I think I'll have to do a total backup restoration, which I will learn how to do. Luckily I have a backup sent to me every week through a WP backup plugin.

    Is there something simple I can do to fix it, or have I really messed up big time?

    thanks a lot

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