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    ABW Ambassador meadowmufn's Avatar
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    Moving WordPress from subdirectory to root
    I've been struggling with how to move a WordPress install from a subdirectory (/blog) to the root of my website with minimal disruptions in links. Well, recently, I ran across the following web page that solved all my problems, so I thought I'd share it for those of you who may be wondering the same thing.

    http://www.wlanbook.com/moving-wordp...-301-redirect/

    I've moved two blogs from subdirectory to root this way and everything seems peachy!

    There was some manual work involved in updating redirect and link tracking plugins I was using and other manual internal linking, but it was fairly easy. Of course, I'm keeping an eye on my stats to pick up any 404s and redirecting them as necessary.

    I hope this info helps someone out.
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    Hello James, spammy posts are not welcomed here! Please edit and remove your link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meadowmufn View Post
    I've been struggling with how to move a WordPress install from a subdirectory (/blog) to the root of my website with minimal disruptions in links.
    I'm curious as to the reason for making the moves. I have some both ways.


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    Hi John, it depends on your situation. For example some times people create a blog at a directory level and decide later they want the focus of their site to be that. Then they want to move it to their home page, so it is aligned with where most of their links and visitors go to.

    Thank you for sharing. It was helpful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logan View Post
    Hi John, it depends on your situation. For example some times people create a blog at a directory level and decide later they want the focus of their site to be that. Then they want to move it to their home page, so it is aligned with where most of their links and visitors go to.
    Yeah, that's pretty much my reason. The blog became the focal point and it was easier just to maintain the whole site from WordPress.
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    It depends on the level which You create, some create it in root folders itself. but it is little confusion in moving when created in subfolders

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