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  • Resolved jbforrest


    I decided to switch from textpattern to wordpress.

    I had been working on the new wordpress site through my local host via MAMP.

    I decided I wanted to make it live, so I did the automatic wordpress install in my godaddy hosting account. I made an sql backup file from my local host and imported it in to my online database, changing all the “localhost” instances to the actual host name.

    Once the install was complete and I had migrated my database over, I changed the general settings so that wordpress was installed in a separate wordpress directory, but pointed to my domain name for the actual site.

    When I went to my site (, it was still showing the old textpattern site. Someone else had set up textpattern for me, so I couldn’t access the database through myphpadmin. Instead I made a backup and deleted the database, thinking that wordpress would be the only thing on there so it would have to point to that. was still trying to access the textpattern site, so I made a backup of my server files, then deleted all the textpattern stuff through my ftp. It still is trying to access the textpattern site and not the wordpress site.

    I can see my wordpress site at, but not at the root. What am I doing wrong here?

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  • Go Daddy


    Go Daddy Support

    I just visited the site, and it looks like whatever was wrong before is now resolved – I see a working WordPress site in the root. Can you confirm that everything’s fixed? If not (and you’d like me to take a look at your account), post a reply with some more detail so I can dig in a bit. If I found anything, I could email you about it using the info on your account (rather than post specifics in a public forum).



    I’m not sure exactly what happened, but it seemed like godaddy’s auto-install created problems with my wordpress install when I tried to migrate my locally hosted database. When I manually installed wordpress through my ftp (filezilla), I was able to see my site in the root, as well as successfully migrate my data (after I find/replaced all instances of localhost with my domain name).

    I would recommend to anyone trying to do what I did to just manually install WP instead of using the automatic method. It is pretty much just as easy.

    p.s. make sure you also migrate all of your image files in the wp-content folder, and also make sure that there is an .htaccess file in the root.


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