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  • On a brand new 1.52 install, if I install to the root of the site, Dashboard breaks and permalinks don’t work.

    Does anyone know of a resolution for this problem? I’m trying to use WP to manage all the content of the site–blog and Pages–but I can’t if it won’t install to the root. I don’t want every site URL unnecessarily complicated by the requirment to install WP in a subdirectory of root.

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  • Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Do the Dashboard and permalinks work properly if you install WordPress into a subdirectory?

    Have you successfully installed an older version to root?

    “Do the Dashboard and permalinks work properly if you install WordPress into a subdirectory?”

    Yes. For this project, a root install is important.

    “Have you successfully installed an older version to root?”

    No. This was my first attempt. Well, I installed 1.5.1.3, then upgraded within an hour to 1.5.2. Both worked with the default and initial auto-post except for the Dashboard.

    BTW, this is my third WP blog project, and I’ve been using WP for a couple of years now.

    In another issue, I can’t get %category% to work in permalinks on Apache 1.3.3. And that is critical to my project.

    I’m willing to pay for someone to get/hack WP to resolve my two issues–running from root and using %category% in permalinks–if they can be resolved within a week.

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