I have a WordPress installed in a subfolder. To access it, my URL is this:


However, what I want to do is to get access to my site directly just by using my domain like this:


Without using /myfolder. I've tried to move my files from /myfolder to root, but I encountered some problems.


You can leave your WordPress site where it is in /myfolder and follow these steps to easily access the website by going to www.web.site instead:

  1. In your Dashboard go to Settings > General
  2. In the Site Address (URL) remove the myfolder where you installed WordPress
  3. Click Save Changes

it should look like the following example:

Website URL

However, if you want to move your WordPress files to the root instead of myfolder. You'll need to do the update the links your database after you move your Wordpress files to the root of your host. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Go and download Interconnect IT's Database Search & Replace Script here
  2. Unzip the file and drop the folder in your localhost where your WordPress is installed (the root) and rename the folder to replace (screenshot)
  3. Navigate to the new folder you created in your browser (ex: http://web.site/replace) and you will see the search/replace tool
  4. Enter your old URL in the search for… field and the new URL in the replace with… field

You can click the dry run button under actions to see what it will be replacing before you execute the script. Once you're done be sure to remove the /replace/ folder.

  • i tried this solution on a test website and it ruined it, now i can't access to any page, can you please tell me what is your second solution – Messi Adrinho Sep 5 '16 at 20:15
  • @MessiAdrinho Updated answer – Ethan Jinks O'Sullivan Sep 5 '16 at 20:24

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