Need to have custom post type urls at same one level down from the blog subdirectory?

WordPress has been installed in a subdirectory like so [mysite.com/blog/](https://mysite.com/blog/)

There is a html site located here [mysite.com](https://mysite.com)

All new blog posts urls look simular to this [mysite.com/blog/](https://mysite.com/blog/)have-a-nice-day

A user wants to add additional custom post types, but at one level down. Like so

[mysite.com/news](https://mysite.com/news)

[mysite.com/careers](https://mysite.com/careers)

Can this be achived with the current wordpress install with some tweaking with url rewrites using the .htaccess file?

Currently if the user adds a new custom post type it is located here:

[mysite.com/blog/careers](https://mysite.com/careers)

[mysite.com/blog/news](https://mysite.com/news)

The user does not want the /blog/ directory to show.

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Again, this wordpress install is in a subdirectory and can not be located in the home directory, another system lives there. So please do not suggest wordpress gets moved to the home directory as that is not a option.

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ps. i tried another method, coverting the site to WordPress mu, then manually creating directories with a htaccess file, and then creating sub-blogs at the same level as /blog/ this works, but i don’t think this is good practice, so i restored the previous site. I have a guide as to how to achieve this if anyone wants to know.

[mysite.com/blog/](https://mysite.com/blog/) mu installation

[mysite.com/site1](https://mysite.com/site1) Mu sub site 1

[mysite.com/site2](https://mysite.com/site2) Mu sub site 2

[mysite.com/site3](https://mysite.com/site3) Mu sub site 3

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2 Comments
  1. If /blog is the physical dir WP lives in, you can’t have sibling folders that use the same WP instance. You would need to move WP into the root to do that.

 

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