Installing WordPress in a subdirectory

Question

I am trying to install wordpress into a subdirectory of a website.

I simply want to build the client’s new site in this subdirectory, so a separate and new WP install in this subdirectory, and then when complete, delete the current (old) site and move the new wp website from the subdirectory to the root.

I’ve uploaded the wordpress into the subdirectory, I’ve completed the wp-config file, created my database… and I have double-checked and triple checked that my database name, user and password are the same in my config file as in my database.

Reading the codex it appears I need to change the path in the index.php file, which I’ve done:

require( dirname( __FILE__ ) . '/subdirectory_name/index.php' 

when I go to the subdirectory to complete the WP install I get the following error
message:

Fatal error: require() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘/home/user/public_html/subdirectory_name/index.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php’) in /home/user/public_html/subdirectory_name/index.php on line 17

Any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong?

Does it matter that the client’s current site is a Joomla site?
Help is very much appreciated!

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ccbar 7 years 2014-06-30T22:37:22-05:00 0 Answers 89 views 0

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