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Changing the default path for wordpress from root to <url>/blog

Hi guys, I'm trying to move my Wordpress blog over to turnkey Wordpress Virtual Appliance.

My current blog is http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog and I need my new installation to be the same. 

With the default installation of Turnkey Wordpress it would make the wordpress blog apprear here: http://www.simonlong.co.uk/

How can I change this? Would it be easier just to reinstall a new Wordpress instance?

Simon

Alon Swartz's picture

You need to make 2 changes...

You need to make 2 changes, one to the wordpress configuration, the other to the apache configuration.


Wordpress: /var/www/wordpress/wp-config.php

Before
define('WP_SITEURL', 'http://'.$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']);
define('WP_HOME', 'http://'.$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']);

After
define('WP_SITEURL', 'http://'.$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'].'/blog');
define('WP_HOME', 'http://'.$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'].'/blog');

Note that you might want to replace $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] with your domain name.

Apache: /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/wordpress

Alias /blog /var/www/wordpress

Add the above to the apache wordpress configuration, for example, after NameVirtualHost.

Once you have made the change, reload the apache configuration

/etc/init.d/apache2 reload

I hope the above helps.

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