Giving WP its own directory-Yahoo host
Originally installed WP in a subdirectory while we got it to where we wanted it. Root contained an old-fashioned html site. Eliminated old html site, used instructions in the ‘giving WP its own directory’ article to try to have home/landing page in root, running rest of blog site from subdirectory. Unfortunately, hosting with Yahoo and there either is no .htaccess file or you are not permitted to see it by Yahoo (confirmed w/tech support-don’t ask me why). Files with ‘dot’ leaders cannot be created on Yahoo, nor can files be renamed with ‘dot’ leaders. In other words, .htaccess is impossible to use on Yahoo. Copying index.php to root and inserting redirect to subdirectory per the WP Codex article allows home/landing page to come up, but all permalinks are broken (dashboard is accessible). Changing it back to having the blog only in subdirectory (not root) fixes it. Yahoo’s only solution is permanent re-direct to subdirectory with that code in index.php file in root. Not as elegant and may be confusing to our older users. Any solution? Site is kiwanisclubsandiego.org
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