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  • I’d like to put the WP files into a separate directory. I know in the feature list it says this is possible. However, using dreamhost’s one click install it doesn’t give ne that option. So my question is:

    will it be easy after the installation is complete to move the files to their own directory, or does it need to be done during installation which means I should skip the one click option and install WP myself?

    Thanks for any help!

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  • Naoko Takano


    Happiness Engineer at Automattic

    You should be able to install WordPress in a subdirectory of your domain with DreamHost installer.
    Use the Advanced mode and enter your subdirectory name after the “Install to:” dropdown.

    You can also move your site, but it’s probably easier to do the above if you haven’t worked much on your site.

    m t


    Hi, I got this directory thing working- but now the site’s search feature no longer works.

    It worked before, when both the site URL and file locations were the

    but now that the site URL is just and the site files are still in – the search only works from but not within the site anymore (ie. from

    please help!

    m t


    ps. what happens when I do a search from is that the URL redirects to and the the page says Error 404 page not found.

    i need the search to do it in instead, not in the WP installation directory

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