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Rename subdirectory

3 years 8 months ago #125706 by aciarlo
Rename subdirectory was created by aciarlo
Hello: I built a new site at www.ienga.net/test and now I don't want the URL to show test.

Can i just rename it?

I've read the instructions here: codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

But I'm trying to keep it simple. Any thoughts?

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3 years 8 months ago #125707 by Nick
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Hi aciarlo,

Are you wanting to move it to www.ienga.net ? Or do you still want it in a subfolder?

Looking forward to helping.

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3 years 8 months ago #125708 by aciarlo
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It doesn't matter to me as long as it doesn't say test. I could change it to say home or 2016?

OR I can move the htaccess and index files out like it talks about and tell it where to go? That process will make it so it doesn't indicate the subfolder in the URL if I am understanding it. Correct?

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3 years 8 months ago #125710 by Nick
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OK, great. Please give the following tutorial a try:
www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/move-new-folder/

Before you do those steps, be sure you've moved any old files in the root folder (if you had any) to another subfolder.

Hope this helps! Let us know if you have any questions and we'll be glad to answer.

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3 years 8 months ago #125712 by aciarlo
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Well, there's yet another option. Any pros/cons to keeping it in a subdirectory versus an entire move?

I'm probably just being a chicken about selecting a method.

From your experience which method would you choose and why?

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3 years 8 months ago #125717 by Nick
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I think it's better to move it into the root directory, since the subdirectory would have its name in the URL. That's the option I would choose too.

You can also keep it in the subdirectory and have the domain route to it, but it gets very complicated, especially for a new user.

Hope this helps! Let us know if you have any questions and we'll be glad to answer.

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