Issue moving WP install to subdirectory

WHERE can I find the Wordpress install files.

I figured out how to make a subdirectory, once I installed FileZilla to do the FTP tasks.

Your instructions on the wiki to change the location of WP install from the root to a sub say…

  1. In the box for WordPress address (URL): change the address to the new location of your main WordPress core files. Example:
  2. In the box for Site address (URL): change the address to the root directory’s URL. Example:
  3. Click Save Changes. (Do not worry about the error message and do not try to see your blog at this point! You will probably get a message about file not found.)
    6. Move your WordPress core files to the new location (WordPress address).

I am glad I did not Save #5. I cannot FIND my WordPress core files.

The only way I have found to see what is on my server is through this FileZilla program.

The only things I see on my FTP site is are the logs and Maildir folders, plus subfolders I created.

When I ask it to show hidden files it tells me all hidden files should be seen by FileZilla automatically.

Where should I be finding the WordPress install files?

Is there some other method for seeing the server for my site?


If you can see the logs and maildir filders, you should also have a / folder. You have multiple FTP users though, so make sure you’re logged in as the right one in Filezilla.

See and notice how tehre are different users for the subdomains?

That was IT!

I had forgotten that I had installed it under the original username.

I wanted to use different user name as the manager of the site and FTP stuff that was different from my dreamhost username.

Is that possible to do now, or do I have to remain with the username tspnyc, which I originally set up?

You can flip them over :slight_smile:

If you go into edit that subdomain, look for “Run this domain under the user:” and change that to the right account.

From the second you do that, don’t edit any files on the domain until the move is complete, though, as your changes will be lost.

sorry, put that in the wrong thread this thread may be closed.