Which is better? If I install it on a subdirectory how do I go about doing that? Create a subfolder named blog and install a new copy of wordpress to that? My site currently uses wordpress, so I am not sure how this would work out.

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You could do either pretty easily or you could create a custom post type within your current installation and then you wouldn't have to do either and you would only have one installation to manage.

  • How would I go about doing that?
    – Richard.S
    Commented Apr 14, 2014 at 19:33

TL;DR: From the SEO perspective, subdirectory is better.

Google says it does not matter if blog is on subdomain or subdirectory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJGDyAN9g-g&ab_channel=GoogleSearchCentral

On the other hand, there are multiple people claiming otherwise:

Back in the day, it was kinda hard to serve a blog on /blog so people cheered for blog.domain.tld. But today there are many free and paid services/approaches that make it easier: nginx reverse proxy, cloudflare workers, etc.


I would install it as a subdomain. You can then access it by either going to subdomain.mysite.com or mysite.com/subdomain Installation will be the same as installing in the root folder. You would create the subdomain/folder and copy the wordpress files to that.

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