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How do I set up Wordpress in Plesk ?

Discussion in 'Plesk 10.x for Linux Issues, Fixes, How-To' started by RichMawer, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. RichMawer

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    Morning all,

    I am a beginner with Plesk and using it as the Cpanel for my VPS. I have so far managed to set up a domain name for one of my sites www.jigsaw-property.co.uk and downloaded wordpress in the web applications for this domain.

    However when I type in the domain www.jigsaw-property.co.uk - it comes up with a Plesk landing page. The only way I can get the wordpress page up is by typing www.jigsaw-property.co.uk/wordpress .

    I know it is probably a very simple thing I am doing wrong - but can someone explain what I do to remedy this ?

    Thank you,

    Rich
     
  2. rogerprice

    rogerprice New Pleskian

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    Hi, did you get an answer to your question? I have the same difficulty and checking your site I see you must have worked out how to do it!

    Regards

    Roger Price
     
  3. eilko

    eilko Regular Pleskian

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    Wordpress is installed in the subdir /wordpress . When you move all the files from /httpdocs/wordpress to /httpddocs and remove the empty /httpddocs/wordpress you will see that you can access your site via the main url.
     
  4. rogerprice

    rogerprice New Pleskian

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    root folders

    Thanks for the reply. I spent more time working on this last night and found that WP recommends to copy index.php to httpdocs/ and amend code in line 17 to read to read /wordpress/wp-blog-header.php, then and move wp-config.php to httpdocs/ so that all wordpress files stay in the /wordpress folder. This keeps things separate so I have tired this for a start. Seems to work so far, any view on which is the better method?.

    Regards

    Roger
     
  5. Jay Versluis

    Jay Versluis Basic Pleskian

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    Hi Roger,

    when you install WordPress from the Applications list then the default location would be /wordpress. However, if that's the only thing you're running you can delete that field so WordPress (or any other application you choose) gets installed into the root directory of your domain. I do this when the application is "the main thing" on said domain.

    If you want to leave it in /wordpress (or any other subdirectory of your choice) then you can also tell WordPress where the Home URL should be (under Settings - General - Site Address). If you change this though you'll also have to follow these instructions: http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

    Hope this helps ;-)
     
  6. rogerprice

    rogerprice New Pleskian

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    Thanks

    Hello Jay, many thanks for your guidance, it all makes sense now and I shall move everything into the root directory to keep things simple. Regards Roger
     
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