Confused about where is best to install WordPress

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    Just installing WordPress with my hosting.
    I have heared conflicting advice on weather to install it on the root or sub directory. i.e. It is more secure if you put as a sub directory but have also read that this is bad for SEO.
    Is any of this accurate?

    At the moment I am planning to use WP for my whole site but would like at least part of the main page to be static & have the blog posts on a different page. (I may just have the most recent post on the main page.) This may change as I learn more etc.

    Any advice would be such a help. I spent last night search the internet & would love a clear answer.
    Thank you.



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    I have a free wordpress blog that i am learning with & my user name is for that. I do not yet have one with my hosting so do not have a user mane with it yet. How can i post in WP.orgs forum to find out this information if i only have a user name with




    The WordPress.ORG Forums are standalone from any install of WordPress.ORG software (or WordPress.COM blog or Forum) – so just amble over to .ORG and open an account – use any name you want –

    PS – the name does not need to be related to what you want to do for a regular URL

    For more on the difference:

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