I installed wordpress in a directory that is not root. I later installed Civicrm. From within the admin area I am able to access the events without any issue. when I use the test link to access an event it works. However when I use the live link, it goes to the wrong address. What do I need to change to get the live links to work outside of civicrm admin area?
I believe that installing CiviCRM with WordPress in a different directory is not fully supported.
See this answer: 404 errors for loading CSS on Event pages (Wordpress)
The list of issues are documented on this page in the Wiki: WordPress installed in its own directory issues
If possible, I would suggest that you install WordPress in the root directory.