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I am trying to install WordPress in a subdirectory. This is a new fresh install. Here is what I did:

Assuming my site is example.com, and I wanted to install wordpress in example.com/wordpress

A) I created a database on the server

B) I copied all wordpress directories to example.com/wordpress

C) I moved index.php from example.com/wordpress to example.com/

D) I modified the last line of index.php from:

require( dirname( __FILE__ ) . '/wp-blog-header.php' );

and it got modified into:

require( dirname( __FILE__ ) . '/wordpress/wp-blog-header.php' );

E) I modified wp-config.php and updated it in accordance with the required DB name, user name, password, and server name

Now, when I test hat locally, and when I go to example.com, I get redirected to the WordPress installation setup page. However, on the live server, I am redirected to http://www.example.com/wp-admin/install.php (notice the missing wordpress folder, the redirect should be to http://www.new-example.com/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php).

I have done this before, but not sure what is causing the problem. Can you please help? I really ran out of ideas. I tested everything I can think off (including typos), but to no avail. Please help.

Thanks.

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Make sure you followed all these steps. It sounds like the .htaccess file was not updated correctly.

  • Thanks. I did that already. Also, there isn't .htaccess file yet, this is a fresh install and .htaccess gets created after using wordpress. I doubt this is the problem. – Greeso Jan 1 '14 at 19:16
  • So is http://www.example.com/wp-admin/install.php showing up as a 404 page since install.php is a subdirectory? – hornj Jan 1 '14 at 19:18
  • Yes, I get a file not found error. Becuse install.php is really located in http://www.example.com/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php – Greeso Jan 1 '14 at 19:22
  • I think talking to you helped me solve the problem. I got it to work. All I did is type the URL for installation. So, I typed http://www.example.com/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php and it worked. Thanks. :) – Greeso Jan 1 '14 at 19:26
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You put this code in your subdirectry .htacces

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /newsite/
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /newsite/index.php [L]
</IfModule>
# END WordPress

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