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  • Hello,
    I will be using the multisite on my wordpress, so first of all, I’ve followed the Giving WordPress Its Own Directory codex tutorial. I’ve used the 2nde method (and I’ve triple checked all steps) but now, my CSS looks broken (the website shows blue links and no style) and I can’t access the admin pannel because “That page canโ€™t be found.”

    How can I deal with it ?


    EDIT : obviously, i forgot to backup the website before doing that

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  • Hello @r4ph0u,
    Have you tried reversing the “Giving WordPress Its Own Directory” tutorial steps to get back to your original state?

    Thanks for replying.

    Indeed I tried but as I’ve changed the URI of the installation within the wordpress manager, I can’t change it back because I still can’t access it, and I don’t know how to modify it from files (I’m new to wordpress)

    I also tried to re-upload all wordpress files (except “wp-content/” and “wp-config.php”) but it didn’t resolved my problem.

    Please try the following tutorial in changing WordPress’s url by editing wp-config.php

    Changing The Site URL / Edit wp-config.php

    Thanks for the link

    Unfortunately, that method didn’t worked for me.
    First of all, I tried the followings, without success :


    Finaly, I moved back the files on the parent folder and used that:


    That way I had access to the login page, but when I click “login”, the page refresh or something and asks me the password again (I’m 800 % sure the password is correct)

    I also tried the second method without success..

    Finally, the Changing the URL directly in the database method worked

    I now have my initial config back

    I’ll tried to move it again, after making a backup.

    Thanks to you !

    No problem, glad I was able to help you today ๐Ÿ™‚

    Please mark as resolved if you don’t need anything else ๐Ÿ™‚

    So I tried again with the regular method explained in the codex
    Giving WordPress Its Own Directory

    I have the same problem.
    When I go back into phpMyAdmin, I have the following error:

    phpMyAdmin – Error

    MySQL 5.5.0 or later should be used.

    So it seems that’s where the problem comes from there.
    I changed back the files location and edit the database in order to get my initil config.

    Can you please tell me the steps you are doing to change WPs installation dir?

    1. Creating the “AFL” folder in the “public_html” folder on my hoster cpanel
    2. In WP Dashboard -> Settings -> General
    2.1. Changing WordPress URL to
    2.2. I let the website URL as it is :
    2.3. Saving

    At this step, the css of the website gets broken and prints “page not found”

    3. Moving all files from public_html to AFL
    4. Copying .htaccess and index.php from AFL to public_html
    5. Editing index.php from
    require( dirname( __FILE__ ) . '/wp-blog-header.php' );
    require( dirname( __FILE__ ) . '/AFL/wp-blog-header.php' );

    6. Trying to connect unsuccesfully to

    Have you reversed it now?

    Yes, I’ve successfuly reversed it directly from the database

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