How to Move Joomla 1.5 Files to another Directory

This example assumes you are moving files from public_html/test to public_html.

  1. Move all of the files and folders from your Joomla folder to the new directory. In our case from public_html/test to public_html
  2. Edit your configuration.php file and make the following changes in it:

    Change: var $log_path = '/home/user/public_html/test/logs';
    To: var $log_path = '/home/user/public_html/logs';

    Change: var $tmp_path = '/home/hristopa/public_html/test/tmp';
    To: var $tmp_path = '/home/hristopa/public_html/tmp';

    Change: var $ftp_root = '/public_html/test';
    To: var $ftp_root = '/public_html';

    Change: var $live_site = 'http://www.yourdomain.com/test';
    To: var $live_site = 'http://www.yourdomain.com';

  3. Remove the content of your cache folder (public_html/cache in our case)