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  • Resolved Martin

    (@thericepost)


    I’ve set up a site at http://www.thericepost.com quite recently. I have very few visitors thus far. I decided that I needed a more descriptive domain name so today I acquired the domain fifty2ninetyonline.com. (The site is aimed at people in that age range.)

    With so few visitors at this point, I figured there wouldn’t be too much confusion if I started using the new domain. I’d put something on the home page to explain the change.

    My hosting service is bluehost.com. At bluehost I created a new folder for the new domain and then copied all the files from thericepost to fifty2ninetyonline. Then tech support at bluehost helped me to set up a redirect so that anyone who went to thericepost would be sent to fifty2ninetyonline. At this point everything seemed to be working fine. I go to fifty2ninetyonline.com and see everything from thericepost. If I go to thericepost I’m redirected to fifty2ninety.com.

    The idea at this point is that I will do all development, posting, etc. on fifty2ninetyonline.com.

    The problem is that when I go to http://www.fifty2ninetyonline.com/wp-admin I wind up at dashboard for thericepost. Clearly I don’t want to do any work there because new work should be on fifty2ninetyonline because that’s where all visitors will be.

    I asume that there must be something I need to change somewhere that will then allow me to do new work on fifty2ninetyonline.

    Can anyone tell me how to make this happen?

    Thanks!
    Martin

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  • Martin

    (@thericepost)

    One more detail. I mentioned that when I go to http://www.fifty2ninetyonline.com/wp-admin I get taken to thericepost. That’s what it says in the black strip above the dashboard. But there’s nothing in the dashboard except the profile link.

    I then got an email, also, that said there was a new user registration. Turns out that my registration as user fifty2ninetyonline was seen as a registration for thrice post.

    I’m thoroughly confused at this point.

    Thanks,
    Martin

    Bluehost helped you move the files to the new folder. This means you are using the same install. You can change that in the wp-admin dashboard, or you can move the files back and create a new wordpress install.

    Martin

    (@thericepost)

    Thanks, bhpress. It’s all fixed now.

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