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  • Although it’s a pain I think the best way forward is to install WordPress again in the correct directory.

    Here is a guide if you want to keep the /wordpress directory though;
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

    I did it, I just copied all the installation files to to the subdirectory I intended. Then I logged in to the initial wp installation and changed the WordPress Address (URL)and Site Address (URL). It promted a log in to the copy of the site and all seems good.

    But I’m confused, I don’t understand how I made the first installation become the second installation.. if that’s what happened…? They have the same wp-config, using the same database.
    But I couldn’t access the copy untill I changed the URL and Site Address in the original. What is it that’s happening here? Is a copy different from a new install? how does the server know the difference? Any insite would be appriciated. Still pretty ignorant about how wp works on a server. I’m used to easy Flash sites with no data base. Just point the url and go.

    I deleted the original site and all’s still good. Thanks for the input Rifty.

    I successfully changed the name of my WP install folder (www.mydomain.com/new-folder), with one hitch. All of my pages pointed correctly to other pages, but when I clicked on “blog” (the main/post page) from any static page, it tried to go back to the old URL (www.mydomain.com/old-folder). I suspect this may be an issue with my theme? Maybe one particular php file is not being updated properly with the new URL? Any idea how I could fix this (I changed back to the original name for now so my blog would function properly; when I get this problem solved, I’ll consider changing the name again).

    THANKS!!!
    MHB

    deepbevel

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    still not my expertice, but I think the first paragraph applies:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress
    I think renaming your installation is the equivilant of moving it.

    Yes, that’s what I did, but I only changed the WordPress address (URI)and the Site address (URL). I did not bother with any of the other instructions having to do with the permalinks and so forth, and that’s probably what I need to do.

    Thanks for weighing in. You’re probably right on.

    Best,
    MHB

    deepbevel

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    after you made the url changes in admin settings, did you then rename your install folder to match?

    deepbevel

    (@deepbevel)

    you might also check your.htaccess file in your install root. Make sure it hads the correct directory name.

    Actually, ALL I had to do differently was go into my menus and manually change the URL of the home page/blog. Now it all works fine. My blog is renamed and lives in an appropriately named folder! Thanks for your help–you really did help!

    MHB

    deepbevel

    (@deepbevel)

    nice, easier than I remember. It’s always a hard one for me because I just don’t do it often. good to review.

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