Using pre-existing subdirectory install - help!! (4 posts)

  1. gemillustration
    Posted 4 years ago #


    I am currently running another cms (berta) for my site, but wanted to try wordpress. I installed wordpress on a subdirectory under http://tinyurl.com/d4dgufl (shortened the url)

    I now want to move that to be my root site.

    I followed the instructions given here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory.

    Permalinks all updated, everything done as said in the instructions.

    When I went to go on my website, all I got was the screen saying "The website encountered an error while retrieving gemmahudson.com and a 500 error.

    I am not sure what to do. All the .htaccess and index were moved into my site root folder.

    Can anyone help?

  2. Tim S
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Internal server errors are generic in nature. Typically, when I see 500 errors I look for file permissions. You can check your error logs as well to see the exact error you are getting.

  3. gemillustration
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The permissions on the index and htaccess are 755. I don't know if this is correct or not. I use to get 500 errors only sometimes, but when I made the sub directory route to my full domain I had a 500 error all the time.

  4. Tim S
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Look in your error logs to see what is causing it. If you're unsure how to do so, call your hosting provider.

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