How to Remove WordPress From Your Website URL
How to Remove WordPress From Your Website URL is a challenge to many. The WordPress content platform provides many features to enhance your online presence. And, yes, one of them is the ability to remove the word ‘WordPress’ from the end of your URL.
If you are a Website Web Hosting Services client, this is easy to do. Below I will show you how. If you would prefer to watch rather than read, scroll to the bottom. There you will find a video on how to remove ‘WordPress’ from the end of your website URL.
Demo Installation For This Tutorial
For this WordPress tutorial, I installed WordPress on demo.123msp.deals. My hosting provider is Website Web Hosting Services. I am working through their Hepsia Control Panel. I find Hepsia much easier to work with than cPanel.
The demo site is installed. When I open it in a web browser, notice ‘WordPress’ at the end of the URL – demo.123msp.deals/wordpress/. Here is how to remove ‘WordPress’ from the end of the URL.
Step-by-Step How to Remove WordPress From End of Your URL
- Looking at your WordPress dashboard, on the left sidebar click on SETTINGS
From the list that appears, click on GENERAL.
2. The General Settings screen opens. In the list is the field “Site Address (URL)”. In that field will be your domain name. You will see ‘WordPress’ at the end of it. Delete the word ‘WordPress’.
3. Next, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on SAVE CHANGES.
4. Open your Website Web Hosting Services Hosting Account
Your Website Web Hosting Services hosting account dashboard will look similar to this. On the tabs across the top, put your mouse pointer on the tab labelled FILES.
In the drop-down list that appears, click on FILE MANAGER.
5. Choose Domain Name
The screen that opens has a field titled ‘Choose a Domain’. If you have more than one domain name hosted with Website Web Hosting Services, this is where you would select the domain you want to work on.
6. Select Domain Name
I selected demo.123msp.deals.
Notice the WordPress folder. Click on the ‘+’ (plus) sign next to the WordPress folder icon.
7. Folders and Files List
A list of the folders and files is displayed. Place your mouse pointer on index.php.
8. Copy Index.php
With your mouse pointer on ‘index.php’ right mouse click. A drop-down list of actions you can take appears. Click on COPY.
9. Copy to Root Folder
When you click on COPY, this screen opens. You want to select the root folder.
10. Root Folder Select INDEX.php
In the root folder, point to the ‘index.php’ file. Right click. A drop-down list of actions you can take appears.
- Select Edit
From this action list, click on ‘Edit With Text Editor’
- Index.php Text Editor Opens
In the text editor, look for the line that has require_DIR_. ‘/wp-blog-header.php’;
Just after the apostrophe (‘) add /wordpress
Then at the top, click on save. Close this screen and return to your WordPress dashboard.
- Refresh Your WordPress Installation
Back at your WordPress dashboard, refresh your screen so that the changes take effect. Then click on Visit Site (top left of dashboard).
You should now see your domain name in the web browser. WordPress should no longer appear at the end.
How to Remove WordPress From End of Your Website URL
Below is a video that shows you how to remove WordPress from the end of your website URL. The process is easy when hosting through Website Web Hosting Services. The Hepsia control panel is point-and-click. There is no need for FTP uploads.
Removing ‘WordPress’ from the end of your domain ULR not only dresses up your website URL, it makes it easier for you to share your domain name with others.
In this demo, I used demo.123msp.deals. Had I not removed WordPress, to reach this website I would have to tell people to go to demo.123msp.deals forward slash WordPress. That is a lot to remember.
In closing, please be aware that removing WordPress from the end of a URL is only possible for websites managed on their own hosting. There are many hosting providers to choose from. I would encourage you to shop around. And be sure to include Website Web Hosting Services in your comparisons.