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Renaming the WordPress Installation Folder (5 posts)

  1. Rosie-L
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi y'all.

    I installed WordPress into the /blog subdirectory and the client has subsequently decided that he doesn't like the idea of his site visitors seeing the word "blog" in the URL field. Says he's not using the site as an actual blog and thinks the word "blog" will have unprofessional connotations to his business clients/prospects.

    I disagree, but I can't spare the time to try to convince him otherwise.

    However I am adamant that the WordPress files should be isolated from the rest of the site. To me that's just plain common sense and good housekeeping.

    So I figure I can placate him by simply renaming /blog to something like /home.

    NOTE: I do not want to MOVE the WordPress installation to another folder -- just rename the existing one.

    So...

    What are the implications of renaming the WordPress folder?

    What other changes would I have to make for this to work?

    TIA
    - Rosie

  2. CoderJosh
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This has been answered in the Codex, have a look: http://codex.wordpress.org/Answers-Installation#Rename_Folder

  3. Rosie-L
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I found a post on a site that says it's only necessary to go into Settings --> General and change:
    WordPress address (URL)
    Site address (URL)

    Change each from http://domainname.com/blog to http://domainname.com/home

    Is that really all there is to it?

    I should imagine it would also be wise (after making the change) to create another /blog folder and have a HTML redirect to /home.

    Comments?

    TIA
    - Rosie

  4. Rosie-L
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    CoderJosh, our posts crossed - I'm going to check that link now.

  5. CoderJosh
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    As far as WordPress is concerned, that's all there is to it.

    If you expect that visitors have bookmarked /blog/ URLs, it would indeed be a good idea to redirect them to the new location /home/.

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