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    Let me start by saying, I am a beginner with just enough knowledge to be dangerous and have encountered an issue I am afraid to go any further with, without guidance.
    I am using Network Solutions as a host and have just recently redesigned my site using wordpress. My wordpress site is contained in a sub-directory of the htdocs folder called wpsite. I used a tool in Network Solutions that is essentially pointing the homepage to so that the address bar shows instead of simply Of course Network Solutions is horrible for support of any kind, so I was hoping someone on here could assist me with removing the ‘wpsite’ from the web address. My best guess is to follow the instructions here: under “Using a pre-existing subdirectory install”. Could someone tell me if this what I need to do and will doing this also correct subsequent links that include wpsite in the address that are on the site menu and in text? Also, are there are any additional steps or things to look out for? Our business just received a local award today and I am anticipating lots of website traffic, so I don’t want to do anything that could put the site out of commission for any lengthy period of time.
    My apologies for the lengthy post, and possibly not being clear, I am definitely new at this just trying to figure it all out.

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  • Yes, that’s the proper set of instructions to follow. Once you’ve made those changes, WordPress will automatically correct the menu links, and everything else — it’s pretty smart that way!

    One important thing, be sure to remove that redirect you created via the Network Solutions tool. Otherwise, your site will get into a redirect loop, where the root directory tries to forward to the wpsite directory, then WP tries to send back to the root, and over and over again.

    I would take that redirect off first, then follow the tutorial on the Codex, and you should be fine.

    Thank you so much, I was playing around with it for awhile and the redirect was the piece I was missing.

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