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sjcwill 

Customer

 12 Sep 2013 04:03 UTCThu 12 Sep 2013 - 4:03 am UTC 

I have my wordpress in a /wp directory.

I want my visitors to myurl.com to see
myurl.com/pages
not myurl.com/wp/pages

How do I create this without moving the wordpress installation?

I found some links to explanations but it didnt work for me.

I need a clear step by step instruction that has been tested/verified.

 

Phil Answerfinder 

Researcher

 12 Sep 2013 12:22 UTCThu 12 Sep 2013 - 12:22 pm UTC 

sjcwill,

Have you seen either of these websites? Both have recent instructions (2013) on moving from sub-directory to root. I've looked at them and they are both identical instructions.
http://wp.smashingmagazine.com/2013/04/08/moving-wordpress-website/
http://blog.arvixe.com/moving-wordpress-from-a-subdirectory/

Are these clear enough for you? Let me know how you get on.

Phil
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sjcwill 

Customer

 13 Sep 2013 05:22 UTCFri 13 Sep 2013 - 5:22 am UTC 

To clarify I don't want to move the site from the sub directory.

Id prefer the wordpress files to stay in the WP directory.

Maybe a htaccess code issue?

Thx,

 

Phil Answerfinder 

Researcher

 13 Sep 2013 09:10 UTCFri 13 Sep 2013 - 9:10 am UTC 

sjcwill,

Thank you for the clarification.

On the instructions on this site
http://wp.smashingmagazine.com/2013/04/08/moving-wordpress-website/

Under the heading 'Moving A Website From A Subdirectory To The Root' it confirms that you don't have to move anything. All your Wordpress files stay where they are.

All you need to do is COPY two files into the Root directory (one of them is indeed the htaccess, the other index.php), and slightly alter the moved index.php file. Then change the Settings> General settings. If you are using peralinks then you need to follow the instructions for those as well.

If I have misunderstood your needs, then perhaps another researcher will be able to jump in here and help.

Phil
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Roger Browne 

Researcher

 13 Sep 2013 09:42 UTCFri 13 Sep 2013 - 9:42 am UTC 

I think the confusion arises because of terminology.

When the websites say "move from subdirectory to root", they mean to change the URL from a subpath to the root URL. They don't mean to move the WordPress files from a subdirectory to the root of the webserver.

I find Phil's second link (to arvixe.com) the easiest to follow. It seems to do exactly what sjcwill has asked for. I have changed the URL this way on a couple of my WordPress installations. However, it was for a much older version of WordPress. There were some differences in the details, but the process was basically the same.

 

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