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[resolved] newbie - where to install WordPress? (5 posts)

  1. chaim2
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi,

    I'm creating a new website and am planning to use WordPress for blogging. I'd also like all of the site to share a look and feel (theme) and figure that I'll use WordPress for those static pages as well although I'm still quite fuzzy on the details.

    So what would be the typical location for me to install WordPress? The root? A blog subfolder? A wordpress subfolder? I see from the forum that I can move WordPress if I need to, but would prefer to do it right the first time if there is a best way to do it.

    I appreciate the help!
    Chaim

  2. splanters
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Where to install wordpress? Based on your comment, "I'd also like all of the site to share a look and feel (theme) and figure that I'll use WordPress for those static pages as well" I'd assume you're planning on using wordpress as some type of cms (content management solution)

    If that is correct, I'd just install wordpress in the root of your site. You can style it to your hearts content and there are some cool plugins to allow you to use a static html homepage.

    Good luck to you!

  3. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    If you want the whole site to look the same and plan to use Pages to manage your "static" information, then I'd suggest installing at the root. A lot of sites out there do use WordPress to maintain (or at least front) the entire site's environment.

    But I agree that getting things right on the first try is a good thing, so you definitely should take time to think through the layout and hierarchy of your site before setting things up.

  4. chaim2
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Two helpful replies within an hour and they agree with each other -- thanks!

  5. jackosh
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Definitely go with the root. I struggled with this question for a while, switching back and forth. The root is always best...

    Hope this helps,
    jackosh

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