[wp-hackers] "Masking" a domain name in a wordpress install

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Wed Mar 3 17:23:33 UTC 2010

Like I told you, the links have to actually work before making that
change. If the stylesheet isn't coming up, then clearly the links do
not actually work. You'll have to figure out why before changing it

You can read the instructions here to change it back to the way it was
and get the site working again:


On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 10:06 AM, Christian Gundersson
<gundersson at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2010/3/3 Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com>
>> WordPress uses the two URL settings on the Settings->General page to
>> determine how to build links.
>> So if foo.com/bar_root/something is equivalent to bar.com/something
>> *and both links actually will work*, then you can just change those
>> two URL settings to reflect the URLs you want to use.
>> Important: The links must work *before* you change the settings.
>> Because the second you change the settings, the whole site uses them,
>> and if the links don't work, the site will stop working too.
>> -Otto
> Oh, thanks for the swift replys! :)
> bar.com/link works as intended, and I went in (a bit prematurely but thats
> me) and changed the siteurl and homeurl in Settings->General. After that
> foo.bar/link was still accessible but no stylesheet and I couldn't log back
> in to the admin area.
> Would be nice to know if that _is_ the right way to do it, otherwise the
> problem is  somewhere else...
> Regards
> Christian
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