View Full Version : Best way to setup a dev wordpress site before going live???

09-21-2009, 11:50 AM
Hi all

Well I've started creating the site for my very first blog http://acaiberrydirectuk.co.uk/dev my question is this:

I've setup a folder on my server called 'dev' and installed wordpress to that folder, how would I move the site to the root folder without having problems with all the permalinks, articles, images, pages etc?

I'm hoping there is a way to do this as I dont really want to be working on the site with it being accessable on the main domain name till its ready to go live so to speak.

Many thanks in advance

Neil ;)

09-21-2009, 11:54 AM
The internet is your friend: http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

09-21-2009, 01:00 PM
Hey, thanks for the 'eads up'...it all sounds really complicated :confused:

09-21-2009, 03:01 PM
hey its a great stuff..thanks

09-21-2009, 04:07 PM
Hey, thanks for the 'eads up'...it all sounds really complicated :confused:

It isn’t. Basically you just change all domain references in the admin area to the new location (i. e. you’d remove the /dev directory reference so it just shows file path to the main directory) and then you move your entire installation to the main directory on the server.

The important part is that you rename the file paths before you move the files.

09-21-2009, 07:27 PM
Hey thanks for the advice...I feel a bit more confident now about gettting everything setup in the dev folder before moving it all to the root...

Thanks ;)