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  • I have a subdirectory ( I want to convert into subdomain ( Here is what I did.

    – On CPanel I created a subdomain “blog” and mount the existing /blog directory as path so no need to create a new directory for the new subdomain.

    – Since WP is already installed and running on /blog, there is no need to move files.

    – I login to WP and change the WP Address and Site Address to

    – htacess was modified and added this:
    Options +FollowSymLinks -MultiViews
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteRule ^blogs/(.*)$1 [R=301,NC]

    – Also added a 301
    Redirect 301 /blogs/

    Is there something I missed or did I made something wrong? If there are other ways to convert a subdirectory to a subdomain please tell me. Thanks.

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  • I might be missing something, but it sounds like this is over-complicating things. You should only need to, 1) create your subdomain 2) change the URL’s in the settings of your wordpress install 3) move your files over.

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