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[3.3.3] How to make a URL end ".com/blog" w/o ruin

Started by on Mar 29, 2010 – Contents updated: Mar 29, 2010

1 Mar 29, 2010 06:19    

My b2evolution Version: 3.3.3

Hi, I am trying to install the blog and get going. All I want is for my permalink/URL to be: kentfoster.com/blog

Right now it is:
http://kentfoster.com/blog/blogs/blog1.php

If I didn´t make the subfolder called "blog" and I ftp´d the files, the index.html page would have overridden my main page: http://kentfoster.com/index.html

so now I am at a loss. I am afraid to start posting since I don´t get the impression it is easy to move the blog data to another URL after I get started.

I hope I am explaining myself well.
Thanks!
-Kent

2 Mar 29, 2010 06:28

Hi otabe.

I think your whole b2evo folder is BLOG and its subfolder is BLOG.

So for you to make it as http://kentfoster.com/blog/
get in to the root directory of b2evo folder called BLOG (the main directory of b2evo)

then copy everything from there and paste it you the ROOT directory where you main INDEX.HTML or INDEX.PHP is located.

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3 Mar 29, 2010 06:46

and try to configure the URL and BLOG SETTINGS > URL

and that' doesnt work. try to reinstall in your root directory

4 Mar 29, 2010 15:16

Hi,
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.

Yes, I made a folder called BLOG and put everything into it, but I had to do that because if I installed everything in ROOT, the index.html file would have over-ridden the present index.html file on my present website:
kentfoster.com/index.html
As of now, the folder is BLOG and the subfolder is BLOGS, right?

Maybe a better question for now is if I start my blog now and change the permalink later, is it easy to move the whole blog (photos and text)?

Thanks,
-Kent

5 Mar 29, 2010 21:25

You don't need the whole b2evo folder on your server. The only folder you need to upload is blogs.

The structure should look similar to this

/index.html (your original site)
/blog/index.php (b2evo blog)

6 Mar 29, 2010 21:40

Thanks for the quick reply.

I don´t mind uploading everything, but the folder is called "blogs", not "blog", correct?
It may sound like a small difference, but I really want my URL to end "/blog"

Also, if I can´t make it happen and my permalink is something ugly, is it easy down the road to move/change it when I figure it out?
Thanks,
-Kent

7 Mar 29, 2010 22:02

You can rename the folder to whatever you want ;)

The steps you should do
- Remove the contents of /blog/ folder from your server (keep the blogs subfolder only)
- Then upload all files and folders from zip/b2evolution/blogs/ folder to /blog/ directory on your server (not the folder itself, but its content)
- Then move your custom skins/plugins or media files from /blog/blogs/ to /blog/ and delete the /blog/blogs/ directory.

BTW once you upload the new files you may want to copy your DB config file from /blog/blogs/conf/_basic_config.php to /blog/conf/_basic_config.php

Note that you will have to edit the $baseurl in that file


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