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Wordpress Help!

Discussion in 'WordPress' started by N1NJA, Nov 16, 2013.

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    Hi i setup a wordpress website, i'm not sure if i auto installed it or manually installed it. Why i'm saying this, i did press in my host auto install but nothing showed up on the domain. So i uploaded the WordPress files via ftp..

    After uploading the files i couldn't find the install. So i go contact my web host and they go it's installed but not on the main domain folder.. it's on a sub folder install. The problem is i need the install on www,google,com not www,google,com/wordpress im using Google as a example..

    Right the site is live how would i go about moving the whole site to the main domain ?? i would like to lose the folder wordpress ?? And i do not want the site to crash ? Also i did try to setup a redirect that made the whole site crash, witch is stupid..

    Also check out the screen shot for folder structure within web host.. Thanks

    People any advice would be highly appreciated.. Thanks in advance people.

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    N1NJA, Nov 16, 2013 IP
  2. nks

    nks Well-Known Member

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    #2
    Just based on your screenshot, I have a good feeling that you have installed the WordPress onto the sub-folder \wordpress instead. So, assuming if you have a domain name (www.mydomain.com), then try to point it to www.mydomain.com/wordpress; hopefully you'll get to see your WordPress installation there.

    If that's not the place to install the WordPress, then I suggest you MOVE all the files from \wordpress to the root directory (i.e. one folder above it), so that the site will appear on www.mydomain.com.

    Hope this helps.
    nks, Nov 16, 2013 IP
  3. N1NJA

    N1NJA Greenhorn

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    @nks Yep dude your stop on, i have installed it on a sub folder.. So moving the files will not crash the site ??? Thanks
    N1NJA, Nov 17, 2013 IP
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    competent123 Notable Member

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    #4
    of course it will

    because in database , the setting to display your site is google.com/wordpress

    to move wordpress do this

    make sure you have access to phpmyadmin of the relevant database

    wp_options

    there you will see www.google.com/wordpress/ on page 1 and page 2

    change it to www.google.com

    then COPY the files to main folder ( dont' move it yet, just in case you mess up something)

    make sure you have disabled any cache plugins like supercache etc.

    it should work now.

    if not, ask us here, we'll see what we can do.
    competent123, Nov 17, 2013 IP
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    faust1611 Active Member

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    you are in panic -redo all, delete files, delete database, nothing is of importance. start again and install on root folder. peace of mind
    faust1611, Nov 17, 2013 IP
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    N1NJA Greenhorn

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    Thanks people your advice worked like a charm :) i just moved the wordpress files to public html folder, modded phpmyadmin and its working perfectly :) Thanks
    N1NJA, Nov 18, 2013 IP
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    nks Well-Known Member

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    No, it won't crash the site. It is only a 2 step procedure:
    1. Access Settings > General in WordPress Admin: Ensure that both WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) are updated and pointing to the right domain.
    2. Move everything (files & folders) from \wordpress folder to the root directory.
    But seeing your previous post, that you've managed to do it successfully using a separate approach - good job!
    nks, Nov 19, 2013 IP