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  • SO I have the newest version of wordpress installed at my host (1and1), and I renamed the “wordpress” folder to “portfolio.” Its all good to go, got all my content in etc…when i type in my…all loads fine.

    Now All i wanted to do was define the “portfolio” folder as the root directory for my site… so when you type: brady it loads, instead of

    However when I do that the site breaks??? It must be a mis-communication with the DB or something. I have done this numerous times with static html sites??? please help, i really dont want to un-install and re-install everything all over again 🙁

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  • Emil Uzelac


    Theme Review Admin

    Hosting companies in most cases will give you an option to install WordPress in root directory and/or just like you have right now. You can also take a look at this


    that problem is probably that when you designate /portfolio as the root directory, WordPress is still looking for the install in the /portfolio folder. Undo the root folder designation and follow the instructions for moving WordPress – to “move” it to the root folder. Than you should be able to redo the root folder designation with your host. Or just actually move it to the root folder.

    From what you said, I think that will fix it.

    if you want your wordpress files and folders in portfolio directory and you site to be domain name then you need copy index.php file in root and edit line 17
    and change the urls in Settings general
    wordpress url
    site url

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