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Moving WordPress from sub-domain to main domain (4 posts)

  1. roomike
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Morning all. I am hoping this might be a relatively simple request and that someone may be able to help me relatively easily?

    I set up a new account with iPage (hosting) last year and started playing around with WordPress - which is setup and configured via their in-built Control Panel. I setup a subdomain (blog.realorotherside.co.uk) to do some testing and try it out and now we have a site that is ready to go live.

    My question is what is the correct way to move the WordPress site from blog.realorotherside.co.uk to our main domain of http://www.realorotherside.co.uk ensuring all the themes, functionality, images etc are copied across?

    I would like to get all the background work done as it will then just be a case of changing the DNS to point to our iPage host when we are ready to switch from Google Blogger.

    Cheers
    Mike

  2. gerald@WPcustoms
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I assume your subdomain is just a folder in your root?
    realorotherside.co.uk/blog redirects to blog.realorotherside.co.uk ?

    if that's the case you should be able to remove the subdomain setup in your hosting panel and follow this manual:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

    however I`m not 100% sure if this is the correct way but it should be an option to look into.
    hope it helps.

  3. roomike
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi geeman

    You are indeed correct - blog.realorotherside.co.uk does have all of it's data stored in a sub-directory on the domain - realorotherside.co.uk/blog

    I think the "Using a pre-existing subdirectory install" on your link would work but to be honest no-one really seems to have a definitive answer when it comes to this sort of thing.

    Concerned all my hard work is going to have been for nothing but, more importantly, our SEO rankings are going to be lost! I do worry - LOL

    Does anyone else have any further ideas on what might be the best way of proceeding with this?

    Cheers

  4. gerald@WPcustoms
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    mentioning SEO:
    it should be no problem for google if you redirect via htaccess with a 301 permanent redirect your subdomain to your new url.

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