I'm setting up Wordpress version 3.8.1 on my website. It's installed at the domain root (http://www.mywebsite.com/[wordpress installation]). I added a "Home" page. Afterward when editing the menu settings I noticed that there were two entries for Home. Upon further investigation I discovered that the Home page I made had a permalink of http://www.mywebsite.com/home/. So, now I have two questions:

  1. How do I fix the permalink for my Home page, so that it is http://www.mywebsite.com/?

  2. Since I'm only able to get at one of the Home pages shown in the menu settings, how do I get rid of the extra Home page, so that I have only one editable Home page?

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First, go to WP-Admin > Settings > Reading > Front page displays > A static page (select below) > Front Page and select your Home.

Second, go to Appearance > Menus, remove the duplicated Home entry and ensure the link of the other is pointed to http://www.yourwebsite.com/


Just remove the original homepage or index.html resting at the root directory.

And I believe just move the directory of the wordpress installation just to the main root of the servers directory at:


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