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GoDaddy Help Please! (7 posts)

  1. jhs2002
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello All from a beginner.

    I have installed WordPress on my Godaddy site just fine, but the one remaining problem is a small directory mix up that I hope someone out there can resolve.

    When uploading the wordpress folder to my FTP, I can either upload the whole folder or the files within the folder. Both ways present problems:

    If I upload the whole folder, then my site will not load without adding /wordpress to the end. http://www.domain.com does not work. You have to use http://www.domain.com/wordpress, which I don't want to do.

    If I just upload the files, then the site loads just fine, but I can't log into the wordpress admin pages. http://www.domain.com/wp_login works fine, but when I enter the password and username, it tries to send me to http://www.domain.com/wordpress/....and of course gives me an error message.

    Any advice on how to fix this quirk? Thank you!!

    -Humbly Learning

  2. When you installed, you had it in a folder. Then you moved it to the root, but did not change the site url and home url to reflect the change properly.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

  3. complaintbucket
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yeah, your folder hierarchy (../) is screwed up. Easy to fix. Put the files in your root public_html/ or / (forward slash should find the root folder). I use / and never had a problem with Godaddy.

  4. jhs2002
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Worked great. Thanks!

  5. YCarnell
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Does anyone know exactly how to move wordpress files to the root in godaddy? Do I have to export the database to the new file?

  6. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Files have nothing to do with the database.
    Files are manipulated (upload/download, rename etc.) via FTP.
    The MySQL database can be managed by some tool, like phpMyAdmin - the most popular database management tool.

    If you just need to move your WP install inside your site (i.e.from a subfolder to the root, for example) - you need to move only the files.
    And you can learn "exactly" the how-to by reading the documentation, which is available for everyone:
    Moving_WordPress#Moving_WordPress_Within_Your_Site

  7. Wendel Brume
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You're a harsh master Moshu, fair...but harsh. ;-)

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