I recently started using Wordpress. To do so I installed wordpress on my FTP server. Everything is working perfectly fine so far, except for my page URL.

My FTP server's URL is really complicated so I bought an domain name and redirected it to the FTP server. The site is called jongbeleggen.com . However, because I redirected with something called 'transparancy' (some kind of iframe), my site is only showing jongbeleggen.com no matter what page I go to.

Example: When I go to my website, the URL jongbeleggen.com is showing. Then when I click on my Blog page it should say jongbeleggen.com/blog . However, it says jongbeleggen.com

I would really appreciate if anyone can help me with this issue or tell me what iam doing wrong!

Thank you in Advance!


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    Well the iframe is the issue (and I don't think "transparency redirection" is a standard industry practice) - iframes displaying another address don't share their URL with the webpage they're displayed on. You could use JavaScript to update the browser's address bar, but that's really messy. The best option would be to trash the iframe and set up your domain and webserver to properly serve the WordPress installation. In any scenario, this isn't really a question about WordPress so much as it's about the iframe element. – bosco Apr 18 '17 at 18:41
  • Everthing @bosco said. Your issue has nothing to do with WordPress. In whichever way you build the website, if you use iframe you will always see the URL of the page that contains the iframe. You need to setup some DNS probably, but that's not something in topic here. – gmazzap Apr 19 '17 at 14:06

You're doing the whole thing in a wrong way. First of all you should not redirect the domain to ftp server url.

You should point your domain using A record or Nameservers. Whatever option you have/works for you.

And then change siteurl and home url in your database with the new domain name. More Details about this process

And then use a plugin like Velvet blues update urls to replace old url's with new domain's url.

After doing these, your site should work fine.

  • Thanks alot!! I already thought I was doing something wrong. I will try this out immediatley – Peter Apr 13 '17 at 18:29
  • a little update: I've pointed nameserver 1 and 2 from my ftp server to my domain, changed the siteurl and home in wp_option in my database, updated my URLS with velvet blues update urls, but now my site still doesn't load. Any thoughts? name of the site www.jongbeleggen.com – Peter Apr 13 '17 at 20:13
  • Nameserver update may take a few hours (upto 24 hours) to propagate. Let's try after a few hours. – Abdul Awal Apr 13 '17 at 20:20

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