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  • Resolved katelilongwe


    This is my first website so I must be missing a simple trick!

    I bought the domain name via, downloaded WordPress via this and have designed it here:

    However I don’t understand how to get it live. Last week I went through the file manager on the control panel and moved various files into the web folder. The content for the home page came up on but no images/layout. The links were broken (presumably because they are so I would need to change them manually). have moved it back to the original place for me, but they say they cannot help any further as it is a wordpress issue and that I need to use this forum.

    I am a complete novice, any advice?

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  • Moderator t-p


    Courtney O’Callaghan


    Team Training Wrangler

    I just went to your site and noticed that the links and content seem to be broken. Have you moved files again from to Have you made any database changes?

    Thanks t-p for the links, I will look at them just now.

    Courtney – yes I tried to follow instructions for moving within the same server, so I changed the URL (site and wordpress) to then tried to move the files in but it wouldnt let me. So now I cant even find the website I designed. I followed these steps from WordPress…

    “If you want to move WordPress to your root directory, make sure all index.php, .htaccess, and other files that might be copied over are backed up and/or moved, and that the root directory is ready for the new WordPress files.
    Log in to your blog.
    Go to the Administration > Settings > General panel.
    In the box for WordPress address (URI): change the address to the new location of your main WordPress core files.
    In the box for Site address (URL): change the address to the new location, which should match the WordPress (your public site) address (URI).
    Click Save Changes.
    (Do not try to open/view your blog now!)
    Move your WordPress core files to the new location. This includes the files found within the original directory, such as, and all the sub-directories, to the new location.”

    Now I can’t even find where to login to WordPress, so dont know how to change it back. Any ideas?!

    Looks like it is barely started and so not much there.
    So, have you tried to simply install another wordpress into the main site folder, and then copy content to the new install?
    I don’t know what is involved with your provider to install a WP site, but for me it is just a single mouse click for every WP site I want installed. I can have it under a folder like you did, or directly on the main folder of the site. So, I am guessing you choose to install it under a folder as a test first and then move it to the main site folder.

    Thanks all for your help, it is (almost) solved, at least it is vaguely live now and I have found it!

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