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My name is XXXXX XXXXX I'l be asisting you with this isue.
Depending on your situation, are you planning to use wordpress for your main website?If its for your main website, then It is best not to have a subdirectory e.g http://www.yourwebsite.com/wordpress
yes it would be the main site
then best to install wordpress on the root path
it was my host who gave me the advice
what should i tell them?
it doesn't make sense to install it under a directory
for example, how many people would go to http://www.yourwebsite.com/wordpress instead of http://www.yourwebsite.com/
most sites that I know that use wordpress for their main site install it on the root.
the only exception would be if they installed it as a blog as a subdomain e.g blog.yourwebsite.com or www.yourwebsite.com/blog
changing the location won't make that much of a different in terms of security
they say they can make it appear as the landing page by doing something behind the scenes
i am afraid that if i hide it from hackers i am also hiding it from google
yes a redirect
which is not good for seo
but that's not really hiding it
ok i have installed in the subdirectory how do i move it up?
select all files in the subdirectory
and move it up one level
what about the database configurations
you will need to just change the path in the database
was there many changes you have done?
i've been told it is a complicated task
it can be quite complex if you don't know what you're doing
the easiest is to just reinstall
to the root
yes the theme has been changed substantially
moving the themes is quite easy
so the best thing to do is install another instance of wordpress on the root
then under your subdirectory/wp-content/themes/ there should be the theme you are using
copy that to /wp-content/themes (this is the new instance of wordpress)
does this answer your question?
can you help me with some source reading around this subject?
with regards XXXXX XXXXX directory location?
I've installed numerous wordpress installs and all of them are on the root
the only exceptions were if the customer already had an existing website and just needed a blog so wordpress was installed under /blog
you can change the /wp-admin page which is the login page if you are concerned about security
maybe that's what your hosting provider was refeering to
are you still there?
what do i do first move the files or change the url in wordpress settings
ok what are you planning to do?
i want to move the wordpress into the root
change the url
in the wordpress settings
then move all the files
how do i change the links that may be in the database?
the host has phpmyadmin
ok login and then you click on the database name on the left hand side
then perform a search for your old address yourwebsite.com/wordpress and modify
can it do a find and replace encase there are hundreds
if you want to do a search and replace the best thing to do is export the data into a file then run the search and replace and then import it back in