Pointing Domain From Old Site to WordPress index.php (1 post)

  1. southerngirlco
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Greetings All:

    I done a lot of research and I am stumped. I am a wp intermediate user...lol. I have a client with a old joomla site and a new wordpress site all wrapped up in one big pretty folder.

    I copied the info from her Joomla site into her new wp site. I moved her old joomla site into a folder labeled OLDSITE on her server. It was in subfolder labeled LIVE.

    Nows here the tricky part:
    -The WP files are in the public_html folder.
    -She has a index.html, a index.php and a index2.php. (wp is index +joomla is index2)
    -I can login into WP at HERDOMAIN.COM/WP_ADMIN.
    -When I go to HERDOMAIN.COM it points to HERDOMAIN.COM/LIVE which is the old site. When I go to her website after moving the old site i get an expected 404 error page. So I go to point the domain back (HERDOMAIN.COM/LIVE) to her regular domain (HERDOMAIN.COM) and it is still pointing to the index.html. No redirects anywhere. So I move the index.html to the old folder and suddenly I cannot log-in HEDOMAIN.COM/WP_ADMIN anymore. -So I move the file back and check the index.html file and see this:

    <META HTTP-EQUIV=Refresh CONTENT="0; URL=/live">

    I tried to adjust it and not working on my end.
    -Did some research and also checked the htaccess and tried this to no avail:
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.html?$ / [NC,R,L]

    Nothing is working and I am kind of weary of moving the WP site into a new folder then losing access to her content she needs for her employer.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

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