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How to change WordPress directory name

How to change WordPress directory name

WordPress has alot of flexibility when it comes to moving it’s core file and folder structure, or  like in our case, to change the Wordpress directory name. For example, you may have a wordpress installation like domain.com/myblog and you want to change that to domain.com/mynewblog. There are a few options out there, but I will show you two solutions on how to achive this. 

The most important thing before anything: Backup First! 

Solution #1 – A fast way to do it (but not so safe in my opinion)

If you are a developer and you operate on non-live enviroment like localhost or a test server, then this is a solution for you.  If you’re not comfortable with this, go ahead and look for my other solution.  

  1. Open your FTP software (I use FilleZilla), navigate to your installation folder /myblog and change the folder name /mynewblog. 
  2. Open and browse for the tool named “Search and replace” and get your download from this non-affiliate link 
  3. Now extract the php file whitin the zip file you recived and as a precaution, rename the file with something unique (geodajk.php for example). Upload this file to your folder (the one you just renamed). 
  4. Open the browser and enter the URL of the file uploaded in step 3. It should look similar to this: “https://domain.com/mynewblog/geodajk.php”.  
  5. Once the page loads, click “Submit” and enter your database details in the text fields. On the next page, insert the old URL in the “search for” text field and the new URL in the “Replace with” text field. To continue, click the “Submit Seach String” button. 
  6. Once this is done, go to your FTP program and delete the Search and Replace tool you’ve uploaded in the first place. 

Solution #2 – Cloning your wordpress installation 

If you don’t want to get messy with my previows solution, here is something that you can use to achive the same result (is not that complex as it looks).  

  1. Login to your website, go to Plugins>Add new and search for “WP Clone by WP Academy”. Install, activate the plugin and navigate to Dashboard> WP Clone 
  2. Click “Create Backup” and wait for the process to complete. After the process is complete, click “Copy URL” and save it for later use.  
  3. Open your FTP software (I use FileZilla) and search for your root folder. Over there create a new folder with the desired name like /mynewblog and install wordpress as you normaly do. If you are a cPnel or Plesk user, use that to make a new worpress install (I will not get into that in this article). 
  4. In your new wordpress installation add the WP Cone plugin like we did in step 1 
  5. Now that you have installed the plugin, go to WP Clone, select “Restore from URL”, enter the URL saved in step 2 and click “Restore Backup” 
  6. After the process is complete, you might need to instal a new plugin called “Better Search and Replace”. In “Search for” paste the old link domain.com/myblog/ and in “Replace with” enter the new path like domain.com/mynewblog/. Select all databases and If you’d like to skip de “dry” replacement, uncheck the last checkbox and click “Run Search/Replace” 
  7. Now you can delete the old folder installation with FTP. Be aware not to uninstall and delete the old database as it is used for the new installation. 
  8. Now you’re good to go! 
How to fix “Divi Builder Timeout” Error

How to fix “Divi Builder Timeout” Error

In this article i’m going to show you how to fix the divi builder timeout error with a simple line of code. By adding a mod_substitute directive to your .htaccess, you encrease the processing memory for the Divi Builder. Before you start, keep in mind that you should backup your file, before you make any changes.

Go ahead and locate your .htaccess file, open it, and insert the following code at the top of the document.

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# BEGIN FIX divi builder timeout error
<IfModule mod_substitute.c>
SubstituteMaxLineLength 10M
</IfModule>
# END FIX divi builder timeout error

You can read more about mod_substitute directive in apache’s documentation.

Quick fix when Divi row section or module “disable on mobile” is not working

Quick fix when Divi row section or module “disable on mobile” is not working

At some point I was working on a website for a client and wanted to hide a row, section or module, to be viewed only on specific device type. It was very, very frustrating to see that even if checked the box it wasn’t working as intended.

I’ve search the internet for a solution but i’ve found that no one had this issue (or no one posted on this subject).

But actualy there is a solution that can resolve the issue with just adding a little bit of custom CSS to the child theme. The code works with Divi or any other theme that you might use for your website.

If you use a Divi child theme as I do, go to your Custom CSS. It’s located under Dashboard>Divi>Theme Options>Custom CSS

Go ahead and add the following code to Custom CSS

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@media screen and (max-width: 599px)
{
.mobileoff {display: none;}
}
@media screen and (min-width: 600px)
{
.desktopoff {display: none;}
}

Now go to the row section or module and add to the CSS class field settings the specific class that you need. For example use mobileoff  if you’d like to hide a module on devices smaller then 599px or desktopoff if you’d like de hide a modul on devices larger then 600px.

Remember that you can rename the css class with whatever you want/ and you can change the max/min width to fit your needs.