Promoting WordPress to /

Today, I promoted my WordPress site to be at the root of the site. In other words, instead of using to reach the WordPress site, it is now simply A major improvement, since this is the way I want to be reached.


I’m using a Fedora-33 with stock-installed Apache httpd and wordpress (from Fedora repos). Here’s what worked for me:

  • Comment out all contents of /etc/httpd/conf.d/welcome.conf. This was still on my list; the welcome.conf file presents the default page hinting at further steps to populate an Apache deployment still without (other) content.

  • Enter the site’s top-level address ( in both fields in the WordPress Settings form:
  • Replace Alias /wordpress /usr/share/wordpress with Alias / /usr/share/wordpress/ in the top line (or thereabout) of /etc/httpd/conf.d/wordpress.conf. The final / appeared crucial in the alias statement.
  • Restart httpd.

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