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« on: June 27, 2013, 11:09 »
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Hi people

Just started on the SY path and have got so far but before I go any further, I want to move my WP/SY files away from the web root directory to a subdomain to which I'm going to point a domain name hosted with a different company.

Searching on here, it seems there were problems if WP/SY wasn't installed in the web root directory (back in March). Is this still the case or can I safely move them to a non-root directory on a subdomain?

Any thoughts?

Russell


« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 11:18 »
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It works for me subdirectory/subdomain

or maybe you'd prefer like this

http://stockimages.glennspecht.com/wp/

« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 11:20 »
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Yes, there was a problem in early versions, but have a look at list here:

http://symbiostock.info/

There are sites in subdomains and there are no problems I think :)

« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 11:30 »
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Mine has always been in the subdomain root.

Best way is to try it and see, you will soon find out.  I think Leo got around the early problem with not being i the root.

« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 11:59 »
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Cool bananas. Thanks.

cascoly

  • Photography, travel & online games at cascoly.com

« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2013, 12:05 »
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yes, the non-root installs do work with no problems

if you use a subdomain, be aware that it still points to the root by defaut

« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2013, 12:21 »
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Rather than moving everything, and since all I've done is install WP and the SY themes. Am I just better off deleting and starting again but installing from scratch into subdomain.domain.com?

And for Cascoly - does this the pointing to root mean that I'd have problems pointing my other domain name to the new subdomain?

« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2013, 16:10 »
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Ah well, that's what I did in the end. Deleted the old installation and reinstalled it in a new subdomain.

A bit of a brown trousers moment when I couldn't get back into my WP admin after changing the URL of the site in the WP settings from the subdomain to the new domain name. Fortunately, I managed to edit the functions.php file from my cPanel and re-establish the link.

So stockphotology.com is online. No images uploaded yet but hey, that's what weekends are for.

cascoly

  • Photography, travel & online games at cascoly.com

« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2013, 19:07 »
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Rather than moving everything, and since all I've done is install WP and the SY themes. Am I just better off deleting and starting again but installing from scratch into subdomain.domain.com?

And for Cascoly - does this the pointing to root mean that I'd have problems pointing my other domain name to the new subdomain?


a subdomain is just a name, versus a folder which is a physical location.  so a folder is always somewhere under the root, while a subdomain can point wherever you want it to --
eg, I have subdomain http://symbiostock.cascoly.com which jumps to the actual page at http://cascoly.com/symbio/symbiostock-network.asp

if you don't do anything the subdomains start in the root - make changes thru cpanel or other admin tools from your host

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