Wordpress - How do I...?

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I am very much a newbie when it comes to Wordpress. I have just registered a domain which I plan to use as a wordpress site, but would like to know how to set the site up in such a way that it shows "mysite.com" rather than "mysite.com/wordpress".

Thanks

Sandy
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    Install from fantastico. By default it will install itself in the top level domain, ie www.mysite.com.

    It's easier than you think - go for it!
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    • Profile picture of the author SandyDuPlessis
      Originally Posted by rosetrees View Post

      Install from fantastico. By default it will install itself in the top level domain, ie www.mysite.com.

      It's easier than you think - go for it!
      Unfortunately I dont have Fantastico My host uses Elephante.
      I have tried several times, but it keeps installing as mysite.com/wordpress

      Sandy
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      • Profile picture of the author TinkBD
        Hi Sandy -

        Ask your hosting company about this.

        I tried to install WP for a client, using a hosting company of their choosing. It turned out that the Hosting company in question did not permit WP to be installed in the top level domain, due to security concerns.

        We ended up just doing what they allowed and the redirect so that the site loads automatically.

        If you just type yourdomain.com, you are automatically sent to yourdomain.com/blog

        While it wasn't what I would have preferred, it hasn't seemed to pose any problems.

        Tink
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      • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
        Originally Posted by SandyDuPlessis View Post

        Unfortunately I dont have Fantastico
        Sorry - I guess I should have realised that you would have used that if you had it.

        Have you read the "famous 5 minute" install instructions on the Wordpress site? They might help.
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
        Originally Posted by SandyDuPlessis View Post

        Unfortunately I dont have Fantastico My host uses Elephante.
        I have tried several times, but it keeps installing as mysite.com/wordpress

        Sandy
        Lol...Rookie! :p

        See you in the Dojo tomorrow.
        We'll get it done.

        Sleep Tight,
        Have a Great Night!
        Michael

        PS, No Pub? Well, there's nothing like home brew!

        PPS, If you would like to do it yourself then, While your
        reinstalling Wordpress, Look in the box labeled Path and Delete
        the "/wordpress" then continue on as you did before when you
        installed it. :rolleyes: That will place it in the root directory for you.

        Important: Make sure before you reinstall Wordpress that you
        have selected the proper Domain that you want it in.
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        • Profile picture of the author mikeyman120
          Originally Posted by Michael Mayo View Post

          If you would like to do it yourself then, While your
          reinstalling Wordpress, Look in the box labeled Path and Delete
          the "/wordpress" then continue on as you did before when you
          installed it. :rolleyes: That will place it in the root directory for you.
          I was going to say the same thing. It sounds like when your setting it up it has 'wordpress" in the path box. Uninstall wordpress if you want. Reinstall in root directory and leave path blank. Hope its that simple for you.

          Mike
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          • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
            Hi Mike,

            It is that simple!
            She's hosted through my site.

            I would do it for her but she wants to learn
            it for her self.

            I can't hold that against her!

            You Go Girl!

            Have a Great Day!
            Michael
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam B
      Hi
      Dont forget to take advantage of permalink structure in wordpress it will make a BIG difference. I made a quick video on it here:

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  • Profile picture of the author Amanda Russell
    I can recommend the book 'WordPress For Dummies' by Lisa Sabin-Wilson. I got it from my library, and it is very useful.
    You will also find a wealth of information right here on the Warrior Forum, just use the search function if you get stuck, and you will probably find the answer.
    Good luck!
    Amanda.
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    • Profile picture of the author SandyDuPlessis
      Originally Posted by Amanda Russell View Post

      I can recommend the book 'WordPress For Dummies' by Lisa Sabin-Wilson. I got it from my library, and it is very useful.
      You will also find a wealth of information right here on the Warrior Forum, just use the search function if you get stuck, and you will probably find the answer.
      Good luck!
      Amanda.
      I live in a little "non-village" way out in the country, so no library, no doctors, no police station - not even a pub

      Yes, I have used the search function - that was the first order of the day. Even searched the WarRoom, but couldn't find the answer I needed.

      Thanks

      Sandy
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  • Profile picture of the author Kael41
    download coreftp..it's a free ftp program. Get the ftp login and password from your web host. You can then use that to upload a fresh install of wordpress 2.8.4 to your webhost
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  • Profile picture of the author Les Tatum
    Hi sandy,

    You will probably need to download wordpress and install it from scratch. It's not hard you just have to upload the files to your host, create a database, then run the install procedure. You can find the files and instructions at the wordpress site. If you have never done an install like that it may seem difficult but it's really not, just follow the instructions step by step.

    There may be another way with your host but i'm not familiar with elephante so I couldn't tell you for sure. I do installs if you need some help. Hope it helps.

    Les
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  • Profile picture of the author Dantplayer
    Originally Posted by SandyDuPlessis View Post

    I am very much a newbie when it comes to Wordpress. I have just registered a domain which I plan to use as a wordpress site, but would like to know how to set the site up in such a way that it shows "mysite.com" rather than "mysite.com/wordpress".

    Thanks

    Sandy
    Install wordpress (or in your case just move all the files) into one of two places:

    • If you only plan on having that one site, put everything in your "public_html" folder. You currently have everything you a folder called "wordpress" that is in your public_html folder.
    • If you intend on having other sites, you don't need to change anything, but go to your Domain Manager. Under "redirects" set the your redirect to point to the folder "wordpress" where your blog has been installed.
    The wordpress folder is the one that has the folders 'wp-admin' & 'wp-content' as well as a bunch of other files.
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