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I just created a blog.mysite.com domain and installed WordPress. However, when I go to blog.mysite.com it isn't redirecting to WordPress - blog.mysite.com/wordpress. Should I move the contents of the /wordpress directory to my blog root folder or create an .htaccess redirect?

This is only going to be a wordpress blog so I assume I can move the files instead of creating a redirect, no?

Thank you! ;)

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Do you want your blog to appear on - blog.mysite.com/wordpress OR just blog.mysite.com –  amit Aug 21 '12 at 17:56
    
Thanks for the reply amit! Just blog.mysite.com –  user4006 Aug 21 '12 at 18:03
    
If there is nothing else in the root, then I'd move the files there. –  Joseph Aug 21 '12 at 18:24
    
Only plesk-stats but I assume this won't conflict with wordpress? –  user4006 Aug 21 '12 at 18:27

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You should put the WordPress files in the root of the subdomain - that is, wherever your host's document root for blog.mysite.com is. In my case, that's /public_html/blog; but I assume that could be different from host to host.

I would recommend doing a fresh install, rather than just moving the files - unless you're comfortable with potentially manually editing the DB to change WordPress URL/Site URL settings.

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Refer to Giving WordPress Its Own Directory in Codex: Using a pre-existing subdirectory install.

You don't have to move everything, just the index.php file needs to be copied to root and updated to point to your subdirectory install.

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