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I have a site here: http://www.m2comm-semi.com/new that decided to move here: http://www.m2comm-semi.com/

I followed this tutorial:

http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/how-to-safely-move-wordpress/

  1. I deactivated the permalinks
  2. Changed this line:

    /** Loads the WordPress Environment and Template */ require('./new/wp-blog-header.php');

Of the index file located in my root folder (initially I was using wordpress):

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The main page works but when I want to access the admin: http://www.m2comm-semi.com/wp-admin I get a 404 Not Found.

EDIT:

I even did this trick in function.php of the new folder:

<?php

define('WP_HOME','http://www.m2comm-semi.com/new');  
define('WP_SITEURL','http://www.m2comm-semi.com/');

Didn't work either. What should I do?

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You're almost there, it's just the other way around:

define('WP_HOME','http://www.m2comm-semi.com/new');  
define('WP_SITEURL','http://www.m2comm-semi.com');

WP_HOMEis the URL where the actual files are and WP_SITEURL is the URL under which you access the site. Also be aware that this doesn't go in the functions.php but in the wp-config.php

The Admin is always accessible via the actual location of the files, so in this case:

http://www.m2comm-semi.com/new/wp-admin

Some more info in the Codex:

https://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

  • So I can't access my admin at m2comm-semi.com/wp-admin with this technique? – janoChen Jul 21 '15 at 10:54
  • No, but once this is set up properly as explained WordPress will be smart enough to redirect you if you access that address. – kraftner Jul 21 '15 at 12:17
  • So what am I missing? To set it up in a proper way? – janoChen Jul 22 '15 at 2:30
  • Oh I thought you're just asking and haven't tried yet. – kraftner Jul 22 '15 at 7:45
  • Never mind. http://www.m2comm-semi.com/wp-admin started working...after a day. Weird. – janoChen Jul 22 '15 at 11:21

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