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Hide redirect path (4 posts)

  1. argthe3rd
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am new to WP and have installed it in it's own subdirectory and am redirecting my URL to it. When I type my URL in a browser, the sub-directory shows up - is there any way to prevent this from happening?

    For example, subdirectory name is WP. URL entered is: http://www.mydomain.com , URL that shows: http://www.mydomain.com/WP (I'd like to keep WordPress in the subdirectory, still redirect but hide the WP from showing). Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
    Andy

  2. rockt204
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Install in main directory then

  3. argthe3rd
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If there's no other way I will. I'm trying to avoid a root install

  4. rockt204
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Unless your blog is a secondary part of an existing website you should always install WordPress on the root directory. When I created my first blog I used an automatic WordPress instalation that my web hosting company offered, but the standard installation was done on “www.domain.com/blog”.
    I was not sure how this would affect the blog therefore I decided to leave things as they were. A couple of months later when I started studying SEO I realized that this was a bad move. My blog could be accessed either through “www.domain.com” or “www.domain.com/blog”, meaning that the Homepage was duplicated. Secondly Google’s Pagerank was also being divided and some aggregators like Technorati were considering the two addresses as two different blogs.

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