Setting up WordPress for the first time

Should I install WordPress in the root directory or should I create a directory to install it in. Whats the pros and cons??

  • Jack Kitterhing
    • Code Norris

    Hi there @reinkedean

    I hope you are well today.

    Are you going to be installing a WordPress Multisite? I would personally recommend installing WordPress in the root directory as it’s then going to be accessible through your main domain, whereas if you install in a sub directory it’s only going to be accessible through maindomain.com/yourdirectoryname this would mean that unless your main root domain had something on it, it might look a little odd to visitors.

    It will function fine either way, but personally I’d recommend the root directory, :slight_smile:

    If your installing in sub directory, you can’t install a multisite that way, a multisite install must be in the root directory :slight_smile:

    Thank you!

    Kind Regards

    Jack.

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