Which: Redirect Blog Main Page on Aliased Domain or Move Blog Files Up a Level? (7 posts)

  1. CatherineB
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Good Day:

    I have been searching for hours and cannot find a thread that I recognize as my solution; so after all this reading I'm so confused the answer may well be right in front of me and I cannot see it.

    I have a client's domain aliased under my own domain. I was told by the hosting company that since it was an alias, I needed to download WordPress into a subdirectory instead of the alias root, so I did. So now the path is: http://mydomain/clientdomain/blog. I was looking up how to redirect the main page so that the client doesn't have to type in the goofy: clientdomain/blog to get the blog to come up but instead can just type: clientdomain.com.

    Now I'm thinking: Why do all that; maybe I just should have downloaded WordPress into the alias clientdomain root anyway in the first place. There is a lot of content and customization I've implemented, so I don't want to lose it.

    I don't mind saying: Even after downloading, activating and looking through the edit page of Angusman's and D. Chait's redirect plugins, I'm confused about how to do that. (php does not come naturally to me!)

    Am I making this difficult? Should I just move the blog files up a level?

    Thank you in advance from Catherine.

  2. CatherineB
    Posted 9 years ago #

  3. CatherineB
    Posted 9 years ago #

    All I needed to do is copy the entire directory up one level and change the URLs in options.

    There was nothing to it! I wasted hours over-complicating it because the hosting company told me that WordPress would not work if copied in an alias root directory.

    Wrong! It worked perfectly.

    NO HELP NEEDED. If I knew how to delete all this, I would ... but maybe it will help someone else.

    Thank you and Good Night!

  4. MichaelH
    Posted 9 years ago #

  5. lipets
    Posted 9 years ago #

    My site is split the root is on a windows box, and I want the wordpress on another remote box that I also use as a subdomain for a forum.

    So if I follow correctly I would do this.

    Have my root a folder named blog.

    In the box for WordPress address (URL): change the address to the new location of your main WordPress core files. Example: http://forum.example.com/blog
    # In the box for Blog address (URL): change the address to the root directory's URL. Example:
    I would install WP on on the remote box in the blog directly.

    If that's correct, what do I need to put in the root (windows server) web's blog directly?


  6. jayinoh
    Posted 9 years ago #

    My blog is at:


    I'd like to host it at:

    So, I went to my WordPress Dashboard and clicked on Options as it says below. Under that Options tab there's a Domains tab. In there there's an Add a Domain field. I put http://jaylevan.com/thisithink in that field.

    After installing WordPress using GoDaddy's Metropolis App I went into Dreamweaver and moved the WordPress folder up one level from:


    Then I went to GoDaddy and changed the NameServers to whatever WordPress told me to change them to.

    What shows up on my thisithink.com now is a Server Not Found page. And on my jaylevan.com/thisithink page now it says 8fingers (my blog title) but the content is someone else's blog! I've never heard of any of the people in the BlogRoll that shows up. And, it's unformatted.

    Also, in the instructions below it says to go to the Options panel that I refer to above but there's no WordPress url field to change it. And, there's no Blog address url field either.


    Thanks for any input,


    I've read this topic.
    Steps 1-5 say:
    1 Create the new location for the core WordPress files to be stored (we will use /wordpress in our examples).
    2 Go to the Options panel.
    3 In the box for WordPress address (URL): change the address to the new location of your main WordPress core files. Example: http://example.com/wordpress
    4 In the box for Blog address (URL): change the address to the root directory's URL. Example: http://example.com
    5 Click Update Options


  7. feverinlove
    Posted 8 years ago #

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