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How can I move wordpress from subfolder to root folder?

Category: Wordpress

2012-04-23 11:44 am EST

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I have wordpress installed in a subfolder having used it as part of an existing website. Now I want to use wordpress as THE website. How can I configure it where it can be accessed directly by the domain name?

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Tim S
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2012-04-23 11:53 am EST
Hi HazMatt,

Thanks for posting your question. You can simply make a few changes and you do not need to move all the files. Here's a guide from the WordPress codex. You'll want to look at the section titled "Using a pre-existing subdirectory install"

<a href="">Giving WordPress it's own Directory</a>

I hope this helps! If you need further assistance please feel free to contact us.


Tim S

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