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  • Steve WG


    I’ve been playing around with instant WP for a couple of weeks and I’m now fairly confident in how to use it. So I purchased my first domain name and some hosting at hostgator. I am looking to create a static home page with a picture header, some text and a PDF file for visitors to download.

    My question is: Do I install WP in the root directory, or in the Sub directory, does it matter and will it make a difference to my website?

    Thanks in advance for your help

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  • esmi


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    Unless you intend to run another site in the domain root, I’d suggest that you install WordPress in the root folder.



    I would do as esmi has suggested.
    Usually you would only install wordpress into a sub directory if you don’t want WordPress to be in your root, eg. you want your blog or WordPress site to be loacted such as and not

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