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  • Hi, I’m trying to give a wordpress its own directory by using a pre-existing subdirectory install, according this codex:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory
    but got stucked at point 4. I’ ve found out I have no .htaccess file (after enabling seeing hidden file it in my ftp client), but don’ t understand if i have to create some or not. I was trying to do so, but wasn’t much successful. Will appreciate any advice. Thanks!

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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    If you are still using the default permalink structure, you will not have an .htaccess file

    actually I have enabled “Post name” in my Permaling Settings… and it doesn’ t much answer my question.

    question is if I need this file and if yes, how to do it?

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    If you are using custom permalinks, then – yes – you need this file.

    well, I actually don’ t need to use custom perlaminks, I did it only because i hoped it would help me to get .thaccess file… and it didn’t.
    What i need is to run wordpress from main root when I’ve already have WordPress installed in its own folder.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Log back into your admim area and set the permalinks back to the default setting. Then continue with the move – ignoring the instructions relating to an .htaccess file.

    ok, so when i don’ t use custom perlaminks, i don’ t need to use .htacess file then? That would pleased me 🙂

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    so when i don’ t use custom perlaminks, i don’ t need to use .htacess file then?

    Correct.

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