Advocate VII

Hi @MissFrijole,

 

There's a bit more to the wp setup in subdirectories/subdomains.  The concept is that you have to make your subdirectory look like your root/primary in terms of .ini and .htaccess files.  Additionally the wp-config file needs to be inspected for proper path settings.

 

If you are running on SSL (recommended) you will need to properly install the certificate.  GoDaddy does not support adding SSL's to multiple sites, but basically you have to generate you certificate, download it, go to your cPanel, and upload it.  After that you have to have an .htaccess redirect added so that all versions of your domain resovled the correct domain/directory name.

 

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.yoursite.com/$1 [R,L]

 

You will also need to check you A record for the DNS on your wp subdirectory site.  Make sure it is correct.  If you are running mail with wp on that server you MAY have to add an MX record.

 

Here is a good link with an pretty good step-by-step description of how it works.

https://www.godaddy.com/garage/enable-https-server/

https://www.godaddy.com/garage/how-to-add-ssl-and-https-to-wordpress-in-3-steps/

 

I've recently been through a bit of this so I know it can be a bit confusing.  

 

Let me know what else I can do to help!

James

 

JMDrPepper

 

Not Just Pretty Sites, Pretty Doggone Smart Sites

View solution in original post