Choosing a Directory With WordPress

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SquarePeg61 / 29 Points
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2013-05-17 11:52 am EST
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I am part of a group who is setting up a new website on WebHostingHub. We are using WordPress as our Content Management System. I have found the page where you set up the installation of WordPress. Under Software Setup, the heading "In Directory" reads as follows:

"The directory is relative to your domain and should not exist. e.g. To install at http://mydomain/dir/ just type dir. To install only in http://mydomain/ leave this empty."

For those of you who have done this, I am just wondering if it is more advisable to create a directory onto which we can install WordPress or if we should just install it to the domain. I'd welcome any advice. Thanks!

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johnpaulb-whh2
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2013-05-17 12:10 pm EST
Hello SquarePeg61,

Thank you for your question. It really depends on the nature of your website. If your main website is going to be designed in Wordpress, I would recommend leaving the "In Directory" option blank.

That way they can access your Wordpress installation on:
http://yourdomain/com

If this is going to be a part of the website, for example just the blog section, then you can enter "blog" in the "In Directory" section. Then you would access the site at:
http://yourdomain.com/blog

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul

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Thank you, John-Paul! Your answer was just the information I needed!
SquarePeg61
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2013-05-17 12:30 pm EST
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