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Highlights from the video:
[0:45] A look at the WordPress site we’re about to move, installed in a subdirectory
[1:22] A look at the file structure on the server, before the move (via FileZilla)
[2:09] First step: Changing the URLs in general settings
[3:16] Moving the old site files out of the way
[4:01] Moving the WordPress files
[4:39] Checking that the site loads at the new location
Other checks you should do once you’ve Moved WordPress (these via WordPress.org)…
- If you are using Permalinks, go to the Administration > Settings > Permalinks panel and update your Permalink structure to your .htaccess file, which should be in the same directory as the main index.php file.
- If you have problems with missing images that you’ve uploaded, you need to change the path to the images on every post directly on your SQL database. For this, follow the instructions on Tamba2′s Tutorial “Moving your weblog inside your PC”.
- You must also check and edit ‘store uploads folder’ under Settings > Media or all your new uploads will continue to go into the old folder.
- Existing image/media links uploaded media will refer to the old folder and must be updated with the new location.
- In some cases your permissions may have changed, depending on your ISP. Watch for any files with “0000″ permissions and change them back to “0644″.
- If your theme supports menus, links to your home page may still have the old subdirectory embedded in them. Go to Appearance::Menus and update them.
- Sometimes you would need to restart your server, otherwise your server may give out an error. (happens in MAMP software (Mac)).
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