I've been searching for days on this one and NOTHING seems to be working. I'm hoping someone will take my circumstances in and give me a solid solution - I can't be the only one who's been here.
I am hosted on 123-reg, I have a wordpress site installed in a sub directory. So my 'WordPress Address' URL is http://mainsite.com/sub-directory
IS THIS THE CORRECT WAY TO HOST A WORDPRESS SITE? (FROM A SUB-DIRECTORY) AND AM I DOING IT RIGHT?
I want to be able to change the 'Site Address' URL to a domain name that I own. I have the domain that I own forwarding to http://mainsite.com/subdirectory and it forwards just fine.
The problem comes when I try to change the 'Site Address' to my new domain name.
When I do this, the url bar does not change to my new domain, I just get a 404 error page from my theme.
I WANT TO BE ABLE TO HAVE MY WORDPRESS SITE STORED IN ITS CURRENT LOCATION, BUT I WANT THE URL TO BE THE NEW DOMAIN NAME I BOUGHT (ALL ON 123-REG).
Please don't just link me to the wordpress codex, I have tried doing this from the dashboard as well as editing files manually via FTP - I always get either my themes 404 error with no worse, that connection problem error.