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  • Hi.

    My site is almost 3 years old, I have more then 700 posts, 900+ visitors per day, and google rank of 4.

    BUT my site was installed on subfolder /blog.

    I read some where that you should never install wordpress on a subfolder unless it’s not your main site.
    they say it’s bad SEO wise.

    I am thinking of moving to the root, but because the site is complex I am bit intimidated by the process.

    So I ask you:

    TO MOVE OR NOT TO MOVE?

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  • Moving isn’t too complicated. In fact, you can keep it there, and run your site as if it were out of root without anyone knowing.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

    The only tricky thing is setting up redirects so /blog/(.*) points up a level, but even that is pretty easy with .htaccess

    Tom

    (@jeffreeeeey)

    I have the same dilemma, but for me, my main concern is not how difficult it is to do- but how will my SEO be effected by the move?

    If you toss in a redirect (so the old pages seamlessly go to the new), you won’t loose any SEO standing.

    Tom

    (@jeffreeeeey)

    Thanks, I’ll look in to that… I don’t have a great understanding of htaccess unfortunately

    Thankfully this one is pretty basic 🙂

    If your site’s in /blog/<whatever> you would put this in your .htaccess, above the calls to WordPress:

    RewriteRule ^blog/(.*)$ http://domain.com/$1 [L,R=301]

    NOW. That MAY conflict with your wp-admin folders, so if you have a post schema like domain.com/yyyy/mm/dd/postname (pretty popular) then you do this:

    RewriteRule ^blog/([0-9]{4})/(.*)$ http://domain.com/$1/$2 [L,R=301]

    It gets more complicated, obviously. But the idea is the important thing 😉

    Tom

    (@jeffreeeeey)

    Thank you Ipstenu, I’ll give that a try. Appreciated 🙂

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