I've been running and testing WP in a folder called, funnily enough, wordpress on my hosting service's account for the last week to assess the following:
1) If I like WordPress - which I do. (seriously!)
2) If I can master your software, as in understand what I need, how to do things, and the biggy: Permalinks - yikes! (PS: I have a question on that one!)
3) whether or not it is truly suitable for my needs.
What I've decided to do is to go ahead with the new install. But I need some serious advice first. I would like my domain name to remain my domain name eg: blahblah.com instead of blahblah.com/wordpress as I have seen this last week.
My service provider has admitted to not knowning anything about WP, but he's told me to go ahead with the fresh install - via CPanel - and place the download into a sub-directory as before (WP). After download, I'm to use FTP (which I have) and move the CONTENTS FOLDER only into my public_html folder. From there I'm told that my domain name will remain blah.com regardless of what activity I now undertake.
Is this right? Can you foresee any problems down the track regarding this type of install?
Your professional help would be greatly appreciated.
PS: Permalink - I know, dreadfully cheeky of me. Am I suppose to create permalinks for each and every page/post I do, or only create the "path" once and forget the rest?