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I installed WP in /blog. Now I want to run my domain root website with it, too. (4 posts)

  1. X-Evolutionist
    Posted 4 years ago #


    I am brand new to WP so please bear with me, please. I just installed it a few days ago:

    I added a WP blog to my website and installed it in my /blog folder. Now, I like it so much that I want WP to run my website in the domain root, also.

    I'm having a difficult time understanding how move around my WP files to accomplish that. I have been recommended this page, but it is not quite my situation: http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

    I want my domain and blog to both use the same theme files so they always look alike.

    I want to create pages with the content in my domain root website and make a "table of contents" to switch between the pages.

    Here is my existing website I want to replace:


    Please tell me how to set up WP to accomplish what I want.

    I had an off topic discussion about this on another post, but I do not understand what I was told: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/368604?replies=16

    Thank you in advice for helping me. I appreciate it very much!


  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    it is not quite my situation

    It sounds exactly like your situation.

  3. X-Evolutionist
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you,

    I went though the steps step by step so that my situation matched that situation. My WP core is in /blog and the .htaccess index.php is in the domain.com root.

    But, now I can't log in. I can get to the log in page, but I get a blank screen.


  4. X-Evolutionist
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Regarding step 7: Is that copy or move? I did copy, but it is not working. I changed the path in index to add the folder. My banner does not show, plus, as I said, I can't log in.


    7.Copy the index.php and .htaccess files from the WordPress directory into the root directory of your site (Blog address). The .htaccess file is invisible, so you may have to set your FTP client to show hidden files. If you are not using pretty permalinks, then you may not have a .htaccess file.

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