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How to make WordPress the root of my website? (8 posts)

  1. nickatron
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I used an install script from my hosing provider to install wordpress.
    Currently I have to browse to http://www.mysite.com/wp to see my wordpress.
    When someone browses my site http://www.mysite.com I would like my wordpress to show up. How can I do this?

  2. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 months ago #

  3. nickatron
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I don't want to move wordpress. I like it where it is. I just want it to be available at the root of my site.

  4. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Actually the link does tell you how. You just skip the step about moving files.

    This is better though, http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL

  5. Tom Leger
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    You may need to indicate in your web hosting account that you would like to domain to point to the directory that WordPress is in, instead of the default.

    i.e.: instead of pointing to /public_html/
    it should point to /public_html/wp

    (your set up may differ, but this setting would change in your control panel, not only within WordPress)

    If you still have trouble, let us know which host you have, that may help. Or contact your host and tell them you would like to point your domain name to a new directory and ask how they recommend doing that.

  6. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    i.e.: instead of pointing to /public_html/
    it should point to /public_html/wp

    that is how mine is done, so this might help with that:
    https://my.bluehost.com/cgi/help/347#redirect

    However, I do not know how to deal with changing your URLs at the Dashboard since I added the above after moving my installation into a sub-folder and I did not have to change anything there.

  7. nickatron
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Thank you for the link leejosepho. I found this link inside the one you gave me.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

    All I had to do was copy my index.php to my root directory and make some small changes, as well as change the Site address (URL) to the root of my site.

  8. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I found this link inside the one you gave me.

    That is interesting since I did not have to use that part when I moved my domain to a server sub-folder, but glad to know it all worked for you!

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