I have a website www.mcruiseon.com. I have added .htaccess to get all www.mcruiseon.com to redirect to www.mcruiseon.com/wordpress. But the 'wordpress' still shows up on my html link on browser. Can I hide the fact that the website is hosted under a folder wordpress ?

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If understood correctly, you'll have to follow this Codex instructions: Using a pre-existing subdirectory install.

If you already have WordPress installed in its own folder (i.e. http://example.com/wordpress) then the steps are as follows:

If that's your case, you'll learn how to make WP work as if it were on the root, even being installed on a folder. If your actual .htaccess only have the redirection you mention, you can delete it, otherwise make a backup so you can merge it with the new one (from WordPress).

  1. Remove the custom redirection rule you said you added in your .htaccess file.

  2. In WordPress Dashboard > Settings > General > Site Address (URL) — change the URL to http://www.mcruiseon.com

  3. Read this for more info.

  • Actually, that's what brasofilo said. +1 to him :)
    – its_me
    Jul 7, 2012 at 5:54
  • These changes are scary :), I think I'll try it out on my test setup and then production. Thanks guys. Very helpful.
    – Siddharth
    Jul 7, 2012 at 6:01
  • Thanks @AahanKrish, I should have left a message pointing your misreading... Cheers, +1+ two!
    – brasofilo
    Jul 7, 2012 at 15:47
  • @brasofilo haha! nevermind! :D
    – its_me
    Jul 7, 2012 at 15:51

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