Migrating from sub-domain to primary domain (4 posts)

  1. wbexley
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have a question about migrating WordPress from a subdomain (blog.domainname.com) to the primary domain (www.domainname.com). I want to develop under blog.domainname.com then migrate once tested and final. I need my current website functional until I switch over.

    I have read the thread "Moving WordPress Within Your Site" and before I take on a what appears a gargantuan task, I wanted to confirm that all these steps are required for a sub-domain move.

    I haven't gone too far down the development road, so a reinstall is possible. On that point, Could wordpress and my current site co-exist while I develop? That is, what file triggers wordpress to start. my hosting co. says it's alphabetical so index.html would fire off before index.php. No harm, no foul?

    If not, since I have no blog posts or comments, is it required to do all the steps listed in the migration thread above? I figure there are configuration entries in database tables, so I don't know the answer. I have only created pages, categories, added a few plugins all which apparently reside under my /blog directory, so I could reinstall if it's the best solution.

    WordPress is installed on the server directory (domainname/blog). Could I merely repoint after development (wordpress URI admin screen). I hope it is merely a matter of moving URI pointers.

    Any help would be appreciated on this sub-domain move.

    Thanks in advance,


  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Have you read Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory? You might find this approach a lot easier.

  3. wbexley
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Now that's fast. Thanks esmi. I think this will work perfectly. I am backing up my website as we speak and will try this out.

    Since the installation is already in the directory I want (domainname/blog), I need not change the wordpress directory only the blog directory URI's, then make the rest of the changes.

    Thanks much for pointing me to this article.


  4. wbexley
    Posted 6 years ago #

    WOW, you rock esmi.

    One directory change, two file copies, one edit and renamed index.html and VOILA. I can work on devl and still keep prod by renaming index.html_old to index.html.

    Thanks much.


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