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[Resolved] Re-Installing for the SIXTH time! What am I doing wrong?

  • I have been struggling for the past two days with installing WordPress myself. When I upload the zip file directly, it goes into a subdirectory called /wordpress. Then my URL turns into “mysite.com/wordpress” rather than simply “mysite.com.” Everyone says that if I simply install WordPress on the root directory, this problem will be eliminated. OK, fine – let’s give it a shot. I have now unzipped the WordPress file (rather than upload the zip file directly) and have 3 folders on my desktop (wp-admin, wp-content and wp-includes) plus maybe 20 other individual files. How do I upload these to the root? I have FileZilla, but when opened it only shows the 3 folders named above, not the other 20 or so individual files.

    Here is what the options are in cPanel on the left side:

    (/home/username)
    access-logs
    etc
    mail

    cur

    new

    tmp
    public_ftp

    incoming
    public_html

    _private

    _vti_bin

    _vti_cnf

    _vti_log

    _vti_pvt

    _vti_txt

    cgi-bin

    images
    tmp

    analog

    awstats

    cpbandwidth

    webalizer

    webalizerftp
    www

    _private

    _vti_bin

    _vti_cnf

    _vti_log

    _vti_pvt

    _vti_txt

    cgi-bin

    images

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  • You can keep WordPress in the /wordpress folder and still have the blog ‘act’ as if it was in root (which, by the way, will help ensure compatibility with other web apps like a gallery or a wiki if you install those later).

    That said, all you have to do is copy all the files and folders from www/wordpress into www/ and it’ll work fine.

    This is how I solved the problem:

    Deleted my database in cPanel.

    Deleted wordpress files using cPanel file manager.

    At this point, “public_html” were empty. Deleted files _vti_inf.html and postinfo.html , and the directories cgi-bin, images and _vti_bin.

    Uploaded the ALREADY UNZIPPED wordpress files and directories (with their contents) to “public_html” using FileZilla.

    Then I followed the 5-minute install instructions on WordPress.org and now the blog is working perfectly and is in my root directory which means “www.mysite.com”

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