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I've made a new WP installation in a subfolder /blog, set up with "Post name" permalinks.

I'm ready to make several other non-WP website PHP pages which would reside above the /blog directory.

I was wondering - is there a way (1) to make these non-blog pages above the /blog directory have "pretty" (aka "search engine friendly") links (like the /blog pages would have), and (2) if that is possible, is there also a way in WP to somehow disallow using the 'above the blog page' names for WP pages or posts, so that they won't conflict?

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  1. Go to your Admin Dashboard.
  2. Click on the Settings menu (or icon).
  3. Go to the General sub menu.
  4. The WordPress Address (URL) should match the Site Address (URL)
  5. Remove /blog form the Site Address (URL)
  6. Click the Save Changes button.

Read Giving WordPress Its Own Directory for more details.

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  • I've done that process before but in this instance I don't want to have my blog exist in the site root. That's why it's in a subfolder. The root is for my own PHP pages.
    – John Doe
    Aug 10, 2013 at 21:07
  • If I understand you correctly, I think the Using a pre-existing subdirectory install section of that same link will do that of you. Aug 10, 2013 at 22:41
  • Thank you, but that would load WP in place of the index.php I already have in root. Really I just wanted to keep my root index.php, and a few other pages I have in root, to have pretty links as well, without loading WP in root. I guess an extra .htaccess directive for those particular pages would be in order, though I've yet to find how to write it.
    – John Doe
    Aug 11, 2013 at 15:29

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