WordPress Pros

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Captain Xarzu, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Captain Xarzu macrumors newbie

    Captain Xarzu

    Dec 27, 2007
    Are there any wordpress pros here?
    I am wondering what it would take to move a wordpress blog from one folder to the root directory.
  2. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2004
    Why don't you just move it and update the config?
  3. packfan77 macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2008
    Before you do anything, backup the entire directory and also backup the database. There are plugins for this, but I find it easiest to just use FTP for the entire contents of the directory (make sure hidden files are included), and phpmyadmin for the sql.

    Move the files to the new directory or server. Upload the sql if you need to, and edit the wp-config file to reflect new location/settings.

    Please be aware that some images or older plugins may have absolute paths that won't work after the move. The easiest way to solve this is to install the "Search and Replace" plugin for wordpress and look for your old absolute path and update to the new location.

    I've done it dozens of times. It takes minutes... just make sure you backup first in case something goes wrong.
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
  5. design-is macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    London / U.K.
    The WordPress Codex is pretty good with instructions on this:

    Moving WordPress



    Oh, had this window open way too long and angelwatt beat me to it haha

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