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  1. I would suggest an FTP client like FileZilla (make sure you check Show Hidden Files in the View menu) or the cPanel file manager.
  2. Did you move that custom .htaccess too? The link in the title is redirecting to http://www.toptenlisted.com/wordpress-2.2/wordpress/, which tells me something is amiss.
  3. You should use a real FTP program, like FileZilla. It does what it's told. Get it here.
  4. All of your posts, pages, settings, etc. live in a MySQL database. You don't need to touch this at all in regards to moving your WP installation to a different folder, and it is not in danger of being damaged simply by downloading and uploading files via FTP. If you want to create a backup of your database, just for giggles, log in to cPanel, go to Backups, and Download a MySQL Database Backup. Again, not necessary for this particular task, but good to do every now and then just in case. As for the rest of your move, I think you are thinking too hard. Just follow these simple steps and you'll be all set up in five minutes or less: 1. Log in to WordPress. Go to Options. Look at the third and fourth options down: WordPress address and Blog address. Change both of these to http://toptenlisted.com. Click update options. Close your browser. 2. Fire up your FTP client and download the WordPress folder to your PC. This should have some folders called wp-admin, wp-content, and wp-includes, as well as another two dozen or so files. 3. Delete whatever you are going to delete out of your public_html folder in terms of old files or whatever. 4. Upload the contents of the WordPress folder you just downloaded to /public_html. Do not upload the WordPress folder itself - the files in that folder go in /public_html, so you would end up with /public_html/wp-admin, /public_html/wp-content, /public_html/wp-includes, /public_html/wp-config.php, and so on and so forth. 5. Delete your old WordPress folders (the /public_html/wordpress-2.2/wordpress thing) 5. Log in to WordPress at http://toptenlisted.com/wp-admin and start writing. That should be it. Also, I guess I should throw in a disclaimer that you might want to take a full backup of your site (In cPanel, on that Backups page I talked about earlier), just in case.
  5. Just move it. Any internal links that WordPress generates are relative to the installation path that is set on the Options page. So you would need to change that to reflect the new location. Changing the theme doesn't change the content or link structure, so Google won't care. If you added any custom plugins or hacks you'll want to make sure those are compatible, but looking at your site I don't see anything out of the ordinary. As I said above, your content and links don't change. You're close. Get rid of the http:/www.toptenlisted.com/ at the beginning. the %category%/%postname% is correct.
  6. To my knowledge you can't reference a page as a subdomain. You might be able to if you're a hard-core .htaccess kind of guy, but it hardly seems worth the effort. You should create a page for each category. So, if you have a category called Top Ten Reasons you would end up with a page URL like this: yourtchdomain.com/top-ten-reasons That page will be like a table of contents for the Top Ten Reasons category. From this page you will link to all of the list pages that you write for that category. So let's say you write a list called Top Ten Reasons TCH Rocks. You would write the page and assign the category page top-ten-reasons as its parent. That way, depending how you have your URL rewrites set up, it should look like this: yourtchdomain.com/top-ten-reasons/tch-rocks If you haven't already, install WordPress through Fantastico and try it out. You can always uninstall and reinstall when you're ready to do it for real.
  7. When are you going and where are you planning on staying? Any idea what your cup of tea might be in terms of activities? Some thoughts..... Go see Red Rock Canyon and/or Valley of Fire. Also Hoover Dam if you've never seen it, with a spin around the Lake Mead park. Go in the morning or early afternoon before traffic gets stupid, and check with your hotel concierge regarding any construction traffic delays there might be that day. If you drive across it and park on the Arizona side you won't have to pay for parking. Grand Canyon helicopter tours are cool. If you do one go with Maverick Helicopters. They are some nice folks and they have the best helicopters. If you don't want to fly, you can drive to the Hualapai Indian reservation on the west rim in about 2-3 hours. There is about 14 miles of dirt road involved, which is typically against your rental car TOS, but there are plenty of tour companies that go. I went again a few weeks ago and it's getting crowded and expensive, so it's not really one of my top choices anymore. Check out the old casinos on/around Fremont Street downtown. Everything is cheaper and you that old Vegas feeling. Go at night of course so you can see all the hideous neon they have to offer. Fremont Street also has the canopy of lights show thing at night, which is interesting in a tacky kind of way. 777 Brewery at Main Street Station is good for drinks and food. Bellagio fountains and conservatory. Mirage volcano. Walk through Wynn and Venetian just to see them. TI pirate show is crap now that the property is trying to be adult-oriented. The tough guy pirates have been replaced by female singing and dancing pirates. I would pass. NYNY rollercoaster is an overrated cash cow, but if you must ride it try to scam some free tickets from the front desk people. Last I checked a single ride was in the range of $13+. If you like shopping check out Caeser's Palace Forum Shops and Aladdin's Desert Passage. There are good outlets just off I-15 at Charleston, and even bigger ones down in Primm, 30 miles south. $1 home-made draft beers at Ellis Island C@s!n0 and Brewery, one block east of the Strip at Flamingo and Koval. Good BBQ joint there as well - $6.95 for a huge plate of chicken and ribs. I'm there almost every Tuesday, so come by and say hello. Nine Fine Irishmen is an Irish pub at NYNY - a little pricey but the Guinness is good, the food is good (I recommend the Sausage Pail), entertainment nightly, no gaming machines built into the bar, and the atmosphere and decor is great. Also has an outdoor balcony and patio on the Strip - great place to hang out on a nice day and people watch. If you want a slightly cheaper and more laid back pub, check out McMullan's west of the Strip on Tropicana, just past the Orleans. They have the best Irish breakfast around, and pub quiz on Tuesday nights (if you're not at Ellis Island). Head to the top of the Stratosphere on a clear day. Bring your own binoculars if you have 'em. Go just before sunset and watch the city lights come on. The food at the spinning restaurant isn't that great, so don't get suckered in. If you must though, go for lunch instead of dinner. Social House at TI is good for food and nightlife. No shortage of clubs and ultralounges at Palms, Mandalay, Caeser's, and so on if that's your thing. Craftsteak at MGM for dinner. Quail is good. Hanger steak is real good. All the sides are delicious. Chef's tasting menu is worth the money. If you do that, shell out the extra for the wine pairing. If you don't like steak, let me know what you do like and I can recommend something. I've eaten at a lot of places. Check out a Cirque show if you've never seen one. Mystere (at TI) is the best all-around and a nice introduction to the genre. Ka (at MGM) is good if for no other reason than because of the amazing set and stage - the story gets a little dull in the middle, but it's definitely worth seeing. O (at Bellagio) is good, but it's pricey, slightly overrated, and hard to get tickets for. If you like the Beatles, you'll like Love (at Mirage). Not my cup of tea, but my friends all really enjoyed it. Zumanity is an adult-themed show at NYNY. Good show, but not my favorite. If you're not into Cirque, Phantom of the Opera at Venetian is good. I've seen the Broadway production, and this one is definitely different, but not in a bad way. I saw Stomp out Loud at Aladdin and that was okay for about 20 minutes before it got boring. The Producers at Paris was pretty hysterical - and it has David Hasselhof in drag. If Howie Mandel happens to be in town he does a good stand-up comedy show at MGM. Don't bother with crap like La Femme or Jubilee. There is always some musician or comedian or boxing match or whatever in town. Again, let me know what you're into and I'll recommend something more specific. Some nice pools to hang out at: Hard Rock. Palms. Mandalay Bay. It's starting to get crowded now, so renting a cabana might be worth it. The JW Marriott in Summerlin is also really nice, although a bit out of the center of town. Nuclear Test Site museum on Flamingo is interesting. Bodies exhibit at Tropicana. Art galleries at Bellagio. Just walk up and down the Strip, stopping in and out of miscellanous places, and marvel at how ridiculous the whole thing is. Don't forget to drink a lot of water. We already topped 100 degrees last week, and humidity or no, hot is hot. I always feel bad driving down the street and seeing all those midwest tourists getting all sweaty and pink. Feel free to hit me up if you're looking for something specific or have any questions about anything.
  8. looks like i bought my dedi two months too soon...
  9. 1. You can pretty much do whatever you want with your resold accounts. Given that you can create as many accounts as you want for whatever domains you own, why would you forward anything? Why not just point site1.com to site1.com? 2. Domain registration and hosting are two different things. You register the domain wherever you want and point it to the correct nameservers, create the accounts under your reseller account, and create whatever you want for email addresses, pop accounts, etc. So yes. 3. Open a ticket with the help desk and they can move your existing virtual accounts to be under your reseller account. And you'll stop being charged for the virtual accounts. 4. Included with Standard or Deluxe Reseller packages. 5. Doubt it. Unless you have lots of $$$$$.
  10. If all she did was make some changes to her display properties she should be able to just undo them. I'm not sure what the relationship is between changing the desktop and HP programs ceasing to function, but one thing at a time I guess. There's no reason at this point to be reinstalling Windows - just undo the display changes that were made and go from there.
  11. They changed all the ips on the servers last night, so there would have been a little downtime during propagation. The site is loading fine for me now. Try clearing your cache using ipconfig /flushdns from the command line.
  12. Ditto. If I had my preference the new IPs would be assigned to my box and I could move my sites off the old IPs at my leisure. Probably tomorrow night, Monday night at the latest, but definitely not tonight unless I have to.
  13. You don't need your user/pass to submit a ticket. Just put unknown. They'll ask for the name, zip code, and last three digits of the credit card used to pay for the account and then reset your password.
  14. I see a slight change in the height, but there's such a mix of css and tables that it's not immediately clear. [soapbox] Also, disabling right-click isn't an effective way to stop people from viewing your source (obviously, since I just looked at it) or taking your pictures. If it's displayed on my screen, I have a copy. What disabling right-click does do is irritate the people that you are asking for help when they can't just look at the problem and they have to work around your speed bump. [/soapbox]
  15. Had a hard time finding it, but I knew that post was out there
  16. Somebody probably realized they forgot to uncheck the phpBB box when they set up Fantastico. Last I knew, the only board TCH offers through Fantastico is SMF.
  17. Sounds like he had opened the .doc using OpenOffice and saved it as a .odt. Why not just reinstall OpenOffice, open the file, and save it as a .doc again?
  18. You won't be able to upgrade it if you are on a shared server. (Are you on a shared server?)
  19. Are you uploading files or folders through a script? If so the ownership would be set to nobody instead of you.
  20. First try my mouse batteries died and I didn't make it past three balls. Second try was 151 seconds. Grade A.
  21. is server57, which was migrated to the new DC yesterday. Your new server is Ossus. You can try your domain name, or your new IP
  22. I'll second that one. Easy to use, reliable, and inexpensive. And they give you a 30 day free trial before you ever give them a credit card number.
  23. Upgrading is easy. Just open a ticket.
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