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how can I access my site my typing the domain name only ? (5 posts)

  1. xaldon
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have successfully installed wordpress in a one.com hosting site.
    when uploading the wordpress folder following instructions given somewhere I uploaded the whole wordpress folder and then installed.
    after the installation I am trying to access the site by typing the domain name but i cant, i have to write http://www.domainname.com/wordpress to acceess.
    how can I access the site without adding that wordpress? what should I do ?
    actually i am new to wordpress

  2. andrewmills
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It is possible to run WordPress from within its own folder, but make it look as though it is running from the root of the website. This article from the WordPress Codex can help you do that:


  3. DuaneBender
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I tried doing this, thinking it would make it harder for someone to hack into my dashboard. I did the install into a subdirectory like http://www.mysite.com/hidden, and then set my site URL (in Settings - General) to http://www.mysite.com. I thought that if someone then tried http://www.mysite.com/wp-admin, it wouldn't work. But when I tested it, it automatically redirected to http://www.mysite.com/hidden/wp-admin. What did I do wrong?


  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Change the urls back. See Changing_The_Site_URL for details of how to do this. Then see Giving WordPress Its Own Directory.

  5. DuaneBender
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the response. It's working now.


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