home page url without /wordpress (5 posts)

  1. nazzman
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Disclaimer: I am clueless with server/domain name issues.

    My blog is at http://downloadmovies101.com/wordpress-1/ and it has been around for 9 months or so. So incoming links, dozens of posts, etc.

    Typing in http://downloadmovies101.com takes us to a godaddy page saying the site has not been set up.

    If I now change the blog homepage address (under options) to the domain name (without the /wordpress-1), what are the issues with regard to broken links, existing posts, etc.?

    all of the wordpress files are in that folder on the server.

    godaddy has given me five wrong answers on how to deal with this, none correct or helpful.


  2. thephpoldbie
    Posted 8 years ago #


    First off... just moving from GoDaddy servers my I can say that their support means well... but don't know crap lol.

    Secondly, I think the one thing you'll need the most is a 301 redirect which will help avoid the issues of broken links and losing any good mojo that you built up with search engines & users. Look up 301 redirects and .htaccess in Google which you should have access to modifying. Hope that helps ^_^

  3. nazzman
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks. Would I be using .htaccess to send .com to .com/wordpress-1?

    Or would I change the blog homepage url under options and then redirect the old blog homepage url (/wordpress-1)

    this is what godaddy could not get past.

  4. kmessinger
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Don't use redirects.

    Put index.php into your root directory. It should like this

    /* Short and sweet */
    define('WP_USE_THEMES', true);

    Read this . . . http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

    Shoot, I just came back to edit and moshu beat me!

  5. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Let's separate the different issues here.

    1. For the new "location" (example.com instead of example.com/wordpress) you have 2 options:
    a) Moving_WordPress
    b) Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

    2. when the above task is completed - your next issue is not to lose your old links:
    - use .htaccess to redirect the old links to the new url (it is relatively easy if you don't change the permalink structure!)

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