Howto:Moving/Transfer WordPress blog from Sub-Domain to Main Domain

Hello Guys,

This Post is not related to Linux But Of Course it is related to Open Source and Related to Biggest Blogging Software on Earth WordPress.

Today I am posting one article for those who loves wordpress blog and they have started blogging on their sub-domain and now they want to move to their Main Domain/Top Level Domain.

This how to is tested on Local Environment So Requesting you to test on Local or non-production environment.

Below is the scenario of This Howto to move wordpress blog from subdomain to Main Domain :-

Lets guess the scenario that My Blog is running on http://blog.linuxsupportindia.com and Now I want to move that blog to http://linuxsupportindia.com. If this kind of scenario that you are looking for then you can migrate your blog from subdomain to Main domain by Following steps.

1) First of all backup your database and core files, so if anything goes nasty then you can recover it.

2) Now Open your WordPress Blog’s “Dashboard”.

3) Now in Your Dashboard go to Settings -> General

4) In General Tab you will find WordPress Address ( URL ) and Site Address ( URL), Right now you will able to see your sub-domain URL like http://blog.linuxsupportindia.com as both Address.

5) Now Change WordPress Address ( URL ) and Site Address ( URL ) From your sub-domain to Main Domain. Kindly confirm it you don’t make a spelling mistake otherwise you won’t be able to recover, Still don’t worry you will not loose or lost anything you just need wordpress expert to fix this. So Make sure you will not make any mistake in Spelling.

For Example :-

Change from http://blog.linuxsupportindia.com to http://linuxsupportindia.com in Both Addresses WordPress Address and Site Address.

If you are sure then only Click on Save Changes. Once you click on Save Changes then You will get “Page not found” Error. Don’t Get Panic.

6) This is the time to copy your wordpress core files from your sub-directory to Main Domains Directory.Don’t Move just Copy files.

For Example :- If your files and folders of current blog directory is /public_html/blog then Copy all files including .htaccess ( Its Hidden so make sure you copy this also) to /public_html folder. You change your folder according to your Environment its not compulsory that you’ll find same folder’s name. Kindly take a note of that.

7) That’s it. If Everything goes fine then You’ll able to see your WordPress Blog to your Top Level Domain.

Hope you all guys like it. Let me have feedback on this.

Enjoy Blogging 🙂 Enjoy WordPress 🙂 Enjoy Open Source 🙂 Enjoy Linux 🙂

SEO: How to update/verify your Technorati Claim Token | WordPress

Hello Guys,

I think this is not going to be useful for Linux or Open Source Users. So Sorry to those registered users who only register their self for Linux and Open Source Purpose. This going to be useful for SEO and Blog Writers who wants to add their blogs to technorati. But Yes sure it is good informative for all Users you can look at at least once.

Today I was looking to add my blog to technorati, So I have registered to technorati and My Blog was waiting for approval because of claim token approval.  It is very easy to add your token for wordpress don’t know for other blogs.

Right Now, Technorati is very famous for Bloggers and Blogs. It helps lots for SEO Purpose ( Search Engine Optimization).

So Follow below how to to add your claim token for technorati to add your WordPress blog.

1) First Make sure you know your RSS Feed Link.

2) Open your Mail ID and copy the token mentioned in your e-Mail.

3) Open wordpress DASHBOARD.

4) Expand Posts Selection -> Click on Add New -> then As Post title you can give anything. (i.e. Technorati Token)

5) In Body Section Just Paste your Techorati Token which you have got through e-Mail. and Publish post.

6) Now go to Technorati Profile Selection. At Bottom you will find Check Claim, Click on that. So If All goes right then just wait for few minutes and you will get message something like this “We have successfully crawled your blog and found the claim token, and your claim is now awaiting review.

Note :- Once your blog get updated on Technorati then you can delete this published post with Technorati Token Code.

My Technorati Claim Token :-  JPSG9RB46GU5

That’s It.

Enjoy Blog 🙂 Enjoy Blogs at Technorati 🙂 Enjoy Linux 🙂 Enjoy Open Source 🙂