I get questions all the time on how to go about moving a WordPress install from a sub-directory into the main/root folder for you website. In other words, you have installed WordPress in yourdomain.com/blog but want it to be accessible from yourdomain.com. All it takes, is just a couple of short steps.
The WordPress developers have rolled out the latest version of WordPress, version 2.9.1. It is mostly a bug fix release and fixes a number of issues. It also fixes a very annoying issue where scheduled posts and pingbacks would be incorrectly processed (causing posts to miss their schedule), because of web host incompatibility.
You can download the update from WordPress.org or use the built-in updater on your site.
Today, WordPress has been updated to version 2.9 which brings some really exciting features along. One of these features is already implemented here on Bernskiold Media and has already gotten a tutorial, the new post thumbnail feature.
Other new cool features include:
- Trashcan! Never accidentally delete a post forever. It will now gather into a trash that you can then empty for full removal.
- Image Editor! You can now crop, flip, rotate, edit and scale your images right from within WordPress.
- Easy video embed! Just paste the URL to a movie from one of the supported websites (YouTube, Daily Motion, Blip.tv, Flickr, Hulu, Viddler, Qik, Revision3, Scribd, Google Video, Photobucket, PollDaddy, and WordPress.tv right now) and it will automatically embed the movie.
A more complete list of new features can be found over on the WordPress blog. Now I suggest you go ahead and backup your database and then either use the automatic installer to upgrade, or go ahead and grab your copy from the site.
WordPress 2.9 introduces a built-in feature for post thumbnails, something that has previously been archived using custom fields. Now, you can select and upload thumbnails from the post screen and the media manager.
There is a very powerful, built-in feature to WordPress that lets you add a file to your theme, that can be used to control how an entire page is displayed.