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  • Hi,

    I’m looking to move my wordpress from /public_html/ to /public_html/home/ and I’m not sure on the correct steps, I’ve read the post https://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory but this isn’t quite what I am trying to acheive.

    I essentially want to have my /public_html/ folder tidy with only a few folders:

    `/public_html/home/ (website.com)
    /public_html/static/ (static.website.com)
    /public_html/testing/ (testing.website.com)`

    I have the following DNS rules setup in my cPanel:

    I also have the following:

    What do I need to do in order to move my wordpress across?

    1) Copy wordpress files across to /public_html/home/?
    2) Change the subdomain to point the document root to /public_html/home/

    Anything else?

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  • Long ago, I decided to do the same thing. Now all my WordPress sites are in subdirectories, but come up as the domain name, i.e. – look as if they are the root.

    I follow the instructions in the Codex URL that you mention. In your case, I would simply follow the steps in the “Moving a Root install to its own directory” section.

    The key piece is the modification of the copy of the index.php file that you put in the root directory.

    Hi,
    You have already installed wordpress website or you are starting to built new one?
    Thanks

    @adiant
    – That’s the thing, I don’t want to do it by index.php in the root. I want to do it by dns/.htaccess.

    @joy1212
    – The WP has been installed for several years, I just want to move it to /home/ to tidy things up and make it so my test copies of wordpress can be installed to /testing/ or /dev/ etc. I can then do things to the subdomains without the root’s .htaccess from interfering.

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