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Having my WordPress blog only on 1 section of my website

  1. I've been trying to understand how to do this and I just don't see it. I've got my own website: http://www.contentwriter.com.au which is a normal HTML/CSS website that I maintain in Dreamweaver (nothing to do with WordPress).

    I also have a WordPress blog at http://contentwritermicky.wordpress.com that I would rather run on my own domain, e.g. as: http://www.contentwriter.com.au/blog

    I have already changed my hosting package from economy to business to enable PHP which is apparently necessary for WordPress.

    In the WordPress Help & FAQ sections, all I can find is how to "map your domain to wordpress", which is not what I want to do because I don't want my entire website to point to WordPress, I want my WordPress blog incorporated into my website.

    HELP! anyone?

  2. What you want IS to map a domain to your WordPress blog, but a SUBdomain instead. You can't have http://www.contentwriter.au/blog, but you CAN have http://blog/contentwriter.au from what I understand.

  3. Well I do the same thing. My site is capitalactive.com my blog is capitalactive.wordpress.com but I forwarded blog.capitalactive.com to my blog also. You just go to the company that you gor your domain from. You could also do something like capitalactive.com/blog by putting an index file there that opens your blog in a frame, or you could use a meta refresh tag. So many options for ya.

    Jason Dragon

  4. @contentwritermicky - you upgraded your hosting package for php - sounds like you intended to install the WP software in that /blog subdirectory on your site. You can do that but it is a question more appropriately answered in the http://wordpress.ORG/support/ forums

    However, if you want to keep your blog here, you can map a subdomain, ie, blog.contenwriter.com.au, to your blog here and put a link to it on your website. You cannot, however, map a subdirectory (contentwriter.com.au/blog) so you would need to change your structure for that option.

    Others have included their blogs in a frame, as capitalactive suggests, but I don't know how it is accomplished.

  5. Thanks all for your suggestions. Vivian was right - it's the wordpress ORG software I needed. Silly me. I've now got it installed on my website but have to put in some time to customize it in order to integrate it better with my website's look & feel.

    And I'll have to think about what I'll do with my contentwritermicky blog on wordpress.com. Luckily I hadn't really started any serious blogging yet...

    Thanks again.
    Micky

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