Hello, I just upgraded to the latest WP and I researched the forums for an answer to my question. I found a post of five months that was inquiring about this same thing but the question wasn't quite answered so I am trying my luck.
I am setting up my new website with WP. I installed WP in the directory /blog/ on the server so I'll have a blog and some static pages (biography, contacts etc). Instead of creating these static pages as html files and uploading them to the root I created them with the pages function of WP so that I could modify them without having to open FTP programs and Text or HTML editors.
The only problem with that is that my biography and contact pages have addresses like example.com/blog/biography and example.com/blog/contacts and I really don't want that "blog" in that URL...
I tried moving the htaccess and the index to the root as suggested here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory
but that way all other content (actual static pages part of a different php script I am using) are not accessible anymore.
In the support forum post I found it is suggested to use mod_rewrite but that way you still have to open FTP and make changes, not to mention I don't really know mod_rewrite well enough.
Can you help me? Is there a way to have the posts show up under /blog/ and have the pages created in wordpress appear in the root of the site?