• Dennis C.


    Hi there,

    I’m not a developer but I’m building a WordPress site for a client. Each page is currently an individual HTML file.

    My issue is that the website URL and path in the Cpanel are set to the blog section. This means that every time I create a new page, “/blog” gets appended to the permalink.

    Is there a way to remove the “/blog” part from the permalink structure?

    Additionally, I’m concerned that having each page as a separate HTML file might negatively impact SEO. I tried moving the files from the “blog” directory to the main “public_html” folder, but this didn’t resolve the permalink issue.

    Here’s my situation:

    • I’ve created new pages, but all of them have “/blog” in their permalinks.
    • I want to avoid losing these pages while removing the “/blog” section.

    Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!

    • This topic was modified 4 months ago by Dennis C..
    • This topic was modified 4 months ago by Dennis C..
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  • I’m guessing you used a script installer in Cpanel to install WordPress and when you did it asked if you wanted to install it into a /blog / directory.

    The best/easiest path here is probably to ask your hosting support to assist in rectifying this as they’re most likely to be familar with the details of the installer script you used.

    WordPress can’t, or at least shouldn’t be installed into a directory that already has files in it. That said, it certianly can be moved up to /public_html/. Moving it will require changes in several places: wp-config,php, database, and often in cPanel as well.

    Thread Starter Dennis C.


    Hello Jon,

    Sorry for the late response.

    Thank you for your answer but I didn’t first design this site, it was designed by someone else, I am just taking over and redesigning. I already created all the wordpress pages but they all fall under the .com/blog/pagename sequence (as I mentioned above). I am however speaking to the hosting company — would the script be in the htaccess?

    I believe the previous guy designing the website did not know how to use WordPress and unfortunately this is where we are today. If I ask the hosting company to point the server to the .com directly instead of .com/blog will I lose all the pages I just created?

    Thank you for all your help!

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