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Issue switching from default wordpress URL "/wp" to root URL

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by mastertatto, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. mastertatto

    mastertatto Newbie

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    Hey BHW. I'm very new to web development and recently set up a new website. My main issue right now that I want to fix before moving forward is simply moving my website URL from the wordpress default suffix "/wp" to the root address (apologies for not giving a more clear example; BHW prohibits me from typing in an actual URL due to the fact that I'm a newbie to the forums). I've already spent numerous hours trying to figure this out, but have had no luck. Would appreciate the advice!
     
  2. xvmon

    xvmon Junior Member

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    you can find out more from youtube....there are some tutorials on that.

    if i not wrong, you can do it by configuring your .htaccess or wordpress settings.
     
  3. Gogol

    Gogol Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    download the sql, back it up and open in a text editor such as notepad++. Then go to find and replace, search for mysite.com/wp and replace with mysite.com (remember, no http:// or www, or ending slashes. Just do what I mentioned). Now, save the sql file and import it dropping the old db.

    If you had a permalink scheme enabled, then login to wp-admin, go to settings->permalink, and resave the structure. That will rewrite the .htaccess file automatically.
     
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  4. Stablebox

    Stablebox Registered Member

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    Have you added any content to your wordpress site yet?

    If not, why not just set it up again? Wordpress install takes no more than 5 minutes.