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  • This should help: Moving_WordPress

    I did go thru this but I seem to be gettting lost, how do i change the htacess files? I’m confused


    I currently have my blog under WP 1.5 and want to (1) move my blog to a different location on the same server and (2) upgrade it to WP 2.0.1 at the same time.

    What I was thinking was to do a clean install to a different location, then import the data from the existing database to the new database (I want to change the ‘wp_’ prefix to help a little with security).

    Is this fairly straight forward or do I have to go through special steps?

    You cannot import data from an earlier version’s DB into a new version’s DB: the DB table structure has been changed, so your best bet would be to install first the same version (1.5) and import the old data… THEN upgrade.

    I don’t understand your question regarding the security if the prefix is wp_. However, to change that you should run a query in the DB to change all the (zillion) instances of that. SOrry, I am not a coder, don’t know how to do that.

    I can do that – but reading the instructions in the above link (Moving WordPress) it reads as if I want to move the physical location of the files as well as change the website name, namely steps 4 & 5 where I change the name of the WordPress address and Blog address in the Admin panel.

    I just want to keep the same URI but have it point to a different physical location. My IP gives me that capability. i.e., associate a directory with a website. What I want to do is copy the files to the new destination, then point the website to the new location.

    I see that the physical path is one of the options in the wp_options table but was looking for a resource to identify other changes.

    I was hoping to do something like copy all of the files to the new destination and then update the physical location in wp-options. Voila – new location.

    I take it that it’s not as simple as that?

    Re: table prefix – I just wanted to make it something other than the installed default. No big deal.

    My IP gives me that capability. i.e., associate a directory with a website.

    Don’t complicate your life: WP doesn’t really work in that kind of settings, and you’ll sepnd all your time here in the forum 🙂

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