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  • Hi all,

    Bit of a wierd one here. My client is making a blog – easy enough. At some point in the not too distant future I am going to build her a website within wordpress around her blog.

    Because she’s going to do some PR around the blog I don’t want to have to move the blog at a later date so we can keep the URLs the same and retaining any juicy google ranking we may have earned.

    For this reason I want to make a root level install of wordpress, but have the homepage URL to be http://www.mydirectory.com/category. At a later date I will change the homepage to a more website styl one on the root directory, and keep the blog at http://www.mydirectory.com/category.

    How would I go about doing this?

    FYI, its not going to be a very complex blog with lots of categories, I’m happy to just keep it to one category and just use tags (though if there’s a way to do what I’m after with categories – all the better).

    Also, I don’t want to install the blog on a subdirectory, as at somepoint I want her to be able to administer her site from one login – blog included.

    Cheers!

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  • For this reason I want to make a root level install of wordpress, but have the homepage URL to be http://www.mydirectory.com/category. At a later date I will change the homepage to a more website styl one on the root directory, and keep the blog at http://www.mydirectory.com/category.

    I’m having trouble understanding your logic here.

    1. You want the blog homepage to look like it’s in a subdirectory.
    2. You want the blog to be in root.
    3. Later on you will change the homepage to root…
    4. …and you will “keep” the blog in a subdirectory (even though it’s not there now)

    Also, I don’t want to install the blog on a subdirectory, as at somepoint I want her to be able to administer her site from one login – blog included.

    I also don’t understand the statement above…administer her site from what one login? If it’s the WP login, it doesn’t matter whether it’s in root or a subdirectory. If it’s an FTP login, then why can’t she administer the complete site with one login?

    For what it’s worth, here is what I would suggest…keep it simple…install the blog in a subdirectory and make it look like it’s in root by following these directions.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

    Hi,

    Its so easy to view it in my mind – so hard to put on paper!!

    For now I want to redirect the landing page to http://www.mywordpressdirectory.com/permalink-to-blog

    At some point I will change the landing page to be a more traditional website homepage at the URL http://www.mywordpressdirectory.com/ – there will now be a button saying “click here to view the blog” and it will direct you though to http://www.mywordpressdirectory.com/permalink-to-blog.

    I KNOW its backwards, but they want to get the blog up before we’ve built the site. Once the site is built (in the very same wordpress installation) I want the blog URLs to remain the same as before (for the purpose of google rankings).

    So infact I want to do the opposite of your suggestion – install in the root, and make it look like its in a sub-directory I suppose!!!

    Thanks

    Moderator kmessinger

    (@kmessinger)

    Because she’s going to do some PR around the blog I don’t want to have to move the blog at a later date so we can keep the URLs the same and retaining any juicy google ranking we may have earned.

    For this reason I want to make a root level install of wordpress

    I don’t know why you want a root install. Install WP in root/blog. Go to settings, reading and select a static Page to open for your landing.

    Build the site in the root. Your blog urls will stay root/blog because you never have to move it. If you don’t want the directory “blog” to show up before you build the site, put a redirect in the root. Once your site is built, kill the redirect.

    I intend to keep the blog going once the full site is built as a part of the full site. The final site will be built in wordpress, but this particular blog will only be a part of it.

    If I use the method you suggest then I would have to either move the blog, which is a pain, or create a second install on the root level – which is a pain.

    The reason I want a root install is because this wordpress blog will, eventually, become a whole site. When that happens I do not want the URLs of the posts that are already up to change.

    thanks

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