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Many times you install Joomla in a sub-directory and then want to move it to a higher level directory, here's a short tutorial on how to do it.  
 
Many times you install Joomla in a sub-directory and then want to move it to a higher level directory, here's a short tutorial on how to do it.  
  
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Now that you are satisfied with the site, you'll want to move to public_html.
 
Now that you are satisfied with the site, you'll want to move to public_html.
  
1. Move all the files from the sub-directory (i.e., public_/tryjoomla) to the upper level directory (i.e., public_html). You can use your favourite FTP client or the control panel that your hosting service provides.
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1. Move all the files from the sub-directory (i.e., public_html/tryjoomla) to the upper level directory (i.e., public_html). You can use your favourite FTP client or the control panel that your hosting service provides.
  
 
2. Download and open the configuration.php file in a text editor.
 
2. Download and open the configuration.php file in a text editor.
  
3. Look for the following variables
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3. Simply remove the tryjoomla folder name from the path. Look for the following lines
<source lang="php">
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var $log_path
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var $tmp_path
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var $ftp_root
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var $live_site
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</source>
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The first two will definitely have a long value; the other two might not. The first line will look similar to
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<source lang="php">
 
<source lang="php">
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var $live_site = 'http://www.yoursite.com/tryjoomla';
 
var $log_path = '/home/username/public_html/tryjoomla/logs';
 
var $log_path = '/home/username/public_html/tryjoomla/logs';
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var $tmp_path = '/home/username/public_html/tryjoomla/tmp';
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var $ftp_root = 'public_html/tryjoomla';
 
</source>
 
</source>
Change this to
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Change to:
 
<source lang="php">
 
<source lang="php">
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var $live_site = 'http://www.yoursite.com';
 
var $log_path = '/home/username/public_html/logs';
 
var $log_path = '/home/username/public_html/logs';
</source>
 
We've simply removed the tryjoomla folder name from the path. Similarly change the tmp path
 
<source lang="php">
 
 
var $tmp_path = '/home/username/public_html/tmp';
 
var $tmp_path = '/home/username/public_html/tmp';
</source>
 
 
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If you have the $live_site and $ftp_root variables with some values, they too need to give up the tryjoomla folder, so they can look something like
 
<source lang="php">
 
var $live_site = 'http://www.yoursite.com/tryjoomla';
 
</source>
 
becomes
 
<source lang="php">
 
var $live_site = 'http://www.yoursite.com';
 
</source>
 
 
AND
 
 
<source lang="php">
 
var $ftp_root = 'public_html/tryjoomla';
 
</source>
 
becomes
 
<source lang="php">
 
 
var $ftp_root = 'public_html';
 
var $ftp_root = 'public_html';
 
</source>
 
</source>
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4. Check your .htaccess. The subfolder should be removed there as well.
  
 
If you have cache enabled, login to the administrator backend (which will now be at http://www.yoursite.com/administrator and not http://www.yoursite.com/tryjoomla/administrator). Go to Tools -> Clean Cache and delete all cache files.
 
If you have cache enabled, login to the administrator backend (which will now be at http://www.yoursite.com/administrator and not http://www.yoursite.com/tryjoomla/administrator). Go to Tools -> Clean Cache and delete all cache files.
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Revision as of 17:10, 24 January 2013

Many times you install Joomla in a sub-directory and then want to move it to a higher level directory, here's a short tutorial on how to do it.

Say you have installed Joomla in the following folder: public_html/tryjoomla. Now that you are satisfied with the site, you'll want to move to public_html.

1. Move all the files from the sub-directory (i.e., public_html/tryjoomla) to the upper level directory (i.e., public_html). You can use your favourite FTP client or the control panel that your hosting service provides.

2. Download and open the configuration.php file in a text editor.

3. Simply remove the tryjoomla folder name from the path. Look for the following lines

var $live_site = 'http://www.yoursite.com/tryjoomla';
var $log_path = '/home/username/public_html/tryjoomla/logs';
var $tmp_path = '/home/username/public_html/tryjoomla/tmp';
var $ftp_root = 'public_html/tryjoomla';

Change to:

var $live_site = 'http://www.yoursite.com';
var $log_path = '/home/username/public_html/logs';
var $tmp_path = '/home/username/public_html/tmp';
var $ftp_root = 'public_html';


4. Check your .htaccess. The subfolder should be removed there as well.

If you have cache enabled, login to the administrator backend (which will now be at http://www.yoursite.com/administrator and not http://www.yoursite.com/tryjoomla/administrator). Go to Tools -> Clean Cache and delete all cache files.