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  • The both of them will give you some good information on moving wordpress. But before you do anything please backup your wordpress files and database but the article http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory will probably be better if you want to and if you accidentally installed wordpress in the root, just delete it and delete the database

    kit

    (@kiteastman)

    Thanks. I did a successful backup of my wordpress and now I’m somewhat unclear RE: what to do next. Here’s a recap.

    Also, I’ve successfully removed my latest WP install (up at root), and nothing has broken yet. So far, so good. The original is in http://www.kiteastman.com/silverminnow directory. This is where my feed comes from now.

    I think that as long as I’m doing all this, I’d like WordPress to be in its own directory, one level below my root, which is actually at the same level as my current blog directory with all the wordpress stuff in it.

    I’m looking at this part of the WP Codex instructions:
    Create the new location using one of these two options:
    1. If you will be moving your WordPress core files to a new directory, create the new directory.
    2. If you want to move WordPress to your root directory, make sure all index.php, .htaccess, and other files that might be copied over are backed up and/or moved, and that the root directory is ready for the new WordPress files.

    So, I just created a new directory called WordPress, one level below the root, parallel to my current blog folder (silverminnow)

    The OTHER set of instructions, http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_Wo…_Own_Directory, describes the structure I ultimately want.

    If this plan will work, specifically, which step is next? (from which set of instructions) My intention is to enable my readers to find me at my root directory (www.kiteastman.com) (which they can’t at this point.)

    Thanks for the help.

    kit

    (@kiteastman)

    OK, I’m plodding along with, but need some step-by step help. My next step is this in Admin gen’l settings:

    4. In the box for WordPress address (URI): change the address to the new location of your main WordPress core files.
    5. In the box for Blog address (URI): change the address to the new location, which should match the WordPress address (URI).
    6. Click Save Settings.
    7. (Do not try to open/view your blog now!)

    My answer to 4 would be http://www.kiteastman.com/wordpress
    My answer to 5 would then be http://www.kiteastman.com but this does not meet the criteria that it should match.
    Both of these are changes from my current blog location, which is http://www.kiteastman.com/silverminnow.

    Please let me know if I am on track so far.

    sounds like it…. here:
    http://www.rvoodoo.com/projects/wordpress/wordpress-tip-oh-noes-i-changed-my-url-and-now-i-cant-access-my-site/#more-1723

    I wrote that to help people who already messed up. But there is a section about doing what you are doing

    kit

    (@kiteastman)

    Rev. Voodoo, thanks for the helpful link.
    I couldn’t find a specific section about specifically what I need to do. next.

    I’m trying to figure out if I should move my wordpress over to the parallel directory (from domain.com/silverminnow to domain.com/wordpress) before I start messing around with changing urls.

    I need to BOTH move my original installation AND change URLs after that. I just need some really specific guidance re: order of these tasks. Thank you.

    kit

    (@kiteastman)

    Or…. What if i changed the name of my folder from /silverminnow to /wordpress? Would that accomplish the same thing or totally mess it up?

    ah sorry, I misread. I though you were going from subdirectory to root. You want to move from subdirectory, to subdirectory, but run from root? If so, you would:
    1) change wordpress url to domain.com/wordpress
    2) change site address to just domain.com
    3) save changes
    4) copy all files from /silverminnow to /wordpress
    4) copy index.php from /wordpress to root
    5) edit index.php require('./wp-blog-header.php'); to require('./wordpress/wp-blog-header.php');

    that should do it, if I’m understanding what you are trying to do. You could probably just change the folder name after doing the name change in general settings….. I just tend to always copy over files so I can revert and start over if I totally hose something

    kit

    (@kiteastman)

    Yes thank you!! You have understood! I will follow the tasks you have outlined and get back re: my results. Much appreciate your help.

    right, and remember, your site will run at domain.com after this, but your admin will be located at domain.com/wordpress/wp-admin

    kit

    (@kiteastman)

    one more quick follow-up.
    After all this is done, do I need to do anything with my permalinks?

    currently they are set like this:

    Day and Name,
    which includes my current blog directory for example:
    http://www.kiteastman.com/silverminnow/2010/10/27/the-warmth-of-routine/

    well, move your .htaccess to root. your permalinks may need to be reset… save to default, then back to custom

    you will no longer have any directory in your permalinks it would just be http://www.kiteastman.com/2010/10/27/the-warmth-of-routine/

    kit

    (@kiteastman)

    ok, thanks, just to clarify, this last bit:

    “move your .htaccess to root. your permalinks may need to be reset… save to default, then back to custom”

    … is all done AFTER I accomplish all the copying/moving steps, right?

    Yes, thats correct. It’s clean-up work, if needed at all

    move the .htaccess when you move the index.php file. Do the permalink reset afetr all the other stuff is done.

    kit

    (@kiteastman)

    PROBLEM.

    I did everything as you said, except my Transmit made me move — wouldn’t let me copy the files over.

    Now nothing works. I can’t find my blog in either place. What do I do now? All I get is the BlueHost 404 screen at my domain, http://www.kiteastman.com

    All steps double-checked.
    My Index.php file is in the directory Public_html.
    Also at this level is a file named:
    php.ini.NEWCONFIGPOSSIBLYBROKEN
    Under that is my wordpress folder.

    kit

    (@kiteastman)

    p.s.
    All my wordpress files are now in the wordpress folder.
    Just to clarify, I didn’t lose any files in this process.

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