Subfolder containing WordPress site needs to be excluded from Kirby

I have a Wordpress site in a folder within my Kirby installation so something like this…
/ (public_html contains kirby files and folders)
/wordpress (contains WP site)
The Wordpress site loads very, very slowly and when I use pingdom, appears there are 301 errors. Please advise.

Could you post your webserver configuration and the relevant part of your filesystem layout?

It would probably make more sense to keep things clean and separated, so put the kirby files into a separate folder.

- public_html
  - project_kirby/
  - project_wordpress/