I am trying to set up a wordpress website for the first time collecting information here and there; unfortunately I am not very knowledgeable and I am experiencing a problem I quite don’t know how to solve (unless starting all the installation process all over again).
I set up WordPress and it seems to be working, but I have problems with giving it its own directory. I followed the second step-by-step guide (Using a pre-existing subdirectory install) at this page: http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory
However, for some reason, my subdirectory install does not look like this: mywebsite/wordpress
But it is actually a sub-subdirectory that looks like this: mywebsite/subdirectory/wordpress
Following some good man’s advice, in fact, I created a subdirectory where I installed wordpress in, through FTP protocol using Filezilla. I did not realise that it was in fact a sub-subdirectory.
However, I tried following the step-by-step guide linked above but I am afriad it doesn’t work when it has to deal with 2 subdirectories.
I am confused now: Filezilla doesn’t not show me 2 subdirectories, but it shows as if the wordpress directory was create inside the website’s root directory.
What I actually have:
–sub-subdirectory (wordpress installation directory)
What Filezilla shows:
root (which I believe it’s not the root, but the subdirectory)
-sub-subdirectory (where wordpress is installed)
I think this might have happened when, in the CPanel of my domain host I created a FTP account which I could use to install WordPress: at that moment a folder was also created, a folder that is actually the subdirectory.
Is there any way I can correct this without starting the installation all over again?
If yes, what will happen to the wordpress account (username and password) i created for my website? will it be erased with the FTP account and the mySQL database from my CPanel or should I keep my login details cos it’ll still be active?
Thank you very much, I wish you a great 2013!
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