How do I move Wodpress site off subdirectory to domain root? (3 posts)

  1. webmastereddie
    Posted 4 years ago #


    I am new to wordpress but have years of experience with Linux, Servers, Joomla, etc.

    I have a site which is at http://domain.com/blog

    I want to move the entire site to http://domain.com

    In the WordPress >Admin the WordPress location is

    and the Site URL is http://domain.com/blog

    The only thing on this domain is the wordpress site.

    My questions are:

    1.) Is moving the entire wordpress site to http://domain.com as simple as changing the Site URL address setting in the admin to http://domain.com , and I don't have to change any file locations?

    2.) Does a config_file.php have to be modified, also?

    3.) Is there a handy way to make an image backup of the entire wordpress site ( i.e. a module that does restorable backups that is recommended).

    I really appreciate your help for this - am helping a friend with her site.



  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

  3. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You would either need to move all the files per:

    Or an alternate is to leave most files, but run from root

    Don't just change the URL without understanding what's going on
    May help as well

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