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  • Hi,
    I have installed WordPress, and am using it to power my whole site. I have a static front page (e.g., my blog in a subdirectory (e.g., and I want to have some static pages in subdirectories (e.g.

    I built the pages and placed them in an appropriate hierarchy, and then went to Settings->Reading and in the “Front page displays” section selected “A static page.” For “Front page” I selected my static front page, and for posts page I selected my blog page.

    I am now able to navigate fine, the only problem is with the URL paths for the sub-directories. For a sub-page “topic” the path is “” whereas I want it to be “”

    Is there a way to fix this? As far as I can tell this is happening because WordPress is still treating the “My Name” page as a sub-page, when in fact it is meant to be at the top of the hierarchy.


    My apologies if this has been covered. I found a few posts that seemed related, but not quite applicable to my situation.

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  • If it is a sub-Page then the nice permalink will always be:

    Thread Starter garths


    Thanks for the response. So, is it impossible for a sub-page to be permalinked at, when the parent page is the root, meaning located at


    Actually, the parent Page is – and with an internal trick (aka set static front page) it is shown at
    However, that doesn’t change the hierarchy of the parent/child Pages.

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