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  1. mentis
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This question has been asked a lot by others. Most get no replies or a couple standard replies which don't seem to work for many people.

    I want my blog to appear at mydomain.com rather than mydomain.com/wordpress.

    I tried what is suggested at http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL. That worked but I assume I still have to actually move my blog files on the server.

    Therefore, I tried what is suggested at http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress but couldn't login to my blog because of the changes made above.

    Therefore, I changed the URL back to the original status and returned to the Moving_WordPress step. It stated:

    2 Login to your blog.
    3 Go to the Administration > Settings > General panel.
    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).

    However, in the General panel where it says "WordPress address (URL)" and "Blog address (URL)" the boxes referenced in step 4 and 5 above, are grayed out with a message next to them that says, "(This field cannot be edited)"

    My web host is Aplus.net. Customer service told me it's not possible on their server. But I found a WordPress blog on Aplus.net that WAS able to do this, only I can't email the guy because there is no email link on his page. Other people have done this BUT HOW???


  2. stvwlf
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You will probably save yourself a lot of aggravation by creating a new wordpress install in the root directory of your hosting account, and then importing your existing WP posts into the new install.

  3. mentis
    Posted 8 years ago #

    But if I do that, than I don't think I can use my web hosts WordPress manager. I'm still new to all of this, so maybe that doesn't matter.

  4. flick
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You can probably install WordPress yourself using FTP to upload the files, rather than relying on one-click install.

  5. Helmut Granda
    Posted 8 years ago #

    But if I do that, than I don't think I can use my web hosts WordPress manager. I'm still new to all of this, so maybe that doesn't matter.

    What do you mean by "my web hosts WordPress manager"?

    If you install it yourself in the root directory of your server you shouldn't have any issues. If you used magico (cpanel feature) then you should be able to define the location of the install, thus giving you the ability to install the blog on the root directory.

    The reason why there are not a lot of answers to this questions or there are only standard answers is because.

    1. Usually fixing this kind of issues is more complex than a b c (for a regular user).
    2. Experienced developers are able to read the standard responses and figure out the issue without having to relay on more questions that is why threads usually die with a few posts.
    3. Usually most experienced users get tired to give step by step instructions to users that seem to have a lot of problem with basic instructions. Sometimes is easy to realize who will be coming back to ask for more questions on top of the basic answers.
    4. Some people ignore some questions that can be answered by google,yahoo, msn or such search engines.
    5. Some people stop providing advice when their first comment to their answer is "what do you mean by root directory?" you know you are heading for a lot of explanation when that happens :).

  6. designsimply
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The other Aplus.Net blogger probably didn't use the hosts WordPress manager that you're talking about, and that's why he didn't have problems installing in the site's root directory.

    BTW, you can probably update the settings mentioned in the moving WordPress tutorial by editing the wp_options table and changing any mention of the old path to the new one. Use phpMyAdmin to make the edits. Here are some instructions about how to access phpMyAdmin from the Aplus.Net knowledge base.

    I think you should install the files yourself in the future. You'll have better control, and if you stay on top of it, you'll be able to upgrade to the latest version sooner than the host's installer might allow.

    Good luck.

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