Where to install Wordpress

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#1

I’m about to install Wordpress and phpBB into a new domain. I have WP on other domains already but this domain is currently empty. Let’s call it domain.com

Can/should I
A. install Wordpress to the root www.domain.com then install phpBB into www.domain.com/forums? or

B. install Wordpress to www.domain.com/blog then install phpBB into www.domain.com/forums so nothing is at the domain root?

I’d really prefer Wordpress to be at the root unless this will mess something up. TIA!


#2

i’d install it via Option B then do an .htaccess to rewrite the URL so that the /blog/ is left off. that should avoid all possible conflicts now and in the future.


#3

Good suggestion. I’d prefer visitors that type www.domain.com get sent to the blog straight away (even if it is at www.domain.com/blog), rather than have them type www.domain.com/blog and get sent to www.domain.com. Can .htaccess do that or is that what you actually said to begin with? :slight_smile:


#4

I’m not a .htaccess guru by any means but basically you set it up so that anytime /blog/ appears in the URL it’s re-written without the /blog/


#5

you could also just use the plugins buddypress as an extended part of WordPress as a forum