http://hostname/sitename changed to http://hostname/sitename/home sometime

From what I can see the WordPress is installed in a subdirectory called


but needs to be called as


due to a redirect used to cause that URL to work to bring up the ‘coalition’s’ website. That was most likely a choice someone made as that changing on its own just isn’t going to happen.

Going back to the non-WordPress page in that server’s root (which seems to be a menu page of sorts to all the resources at that site) shows that domain in that page with home in the path. I suggest that was the intended path all along. You might be well served to fix up those redirects, where ever they are being made, to whatever it is you wish.

  • This reply was modified 3 days, 21 hours ago by JNashHawkins.

Thread Starter


Thank you for your help. Maybe some more detail will help.

In the end we want to stop going to a failed archive search page.

The set up from the beginning (~5 years ago) left the default install directory intact (wordpress-4.8.1). We then created a linked directory (ln -s wordpress-4.8.1 coalition) so that public users would point to That worked perfectly until sometime in the last year when brought up the failed archive search page.

The /coalition/.htaccess file has the stock WP content:
# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /wordpress-4.8.1/
RewriteRule ^index.php$ – [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /wordpress-4.8.1/index.php [L]

# END WordPress`

The entry page link to coalition was recently changed as a patch to point to, which by the way does not exist as a directory on the file system.

We want the original startup page from 5 years ago when we go to There are many users who have archived that link.

I can’t find any redirection of that would take us to the failed archive search page that comes up.

Finding out how this redirection to failed archive search page is happening is the crux of what I need help on.

Understanding the WP actions that go from index.php to the failed archive search page is the key question.

Thanks again,

Thread Starter


Fixed the problem via admin Dashboard -> Customize You Site
The was a place to set the home page.

Thank you for your help.

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