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Benefits of WordPress installs in subdomains vs subdirectories? (5 posts)

  1. RosieMBanks
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    What are the benefits of installing multiple WordPress sites to subdomains vs to subdirectories, specifically regarding the ease of installing, maintaining, and upgrading such installs?

    To research this I've read articles like these:

    Matt Cutts
    Tim Nash
    Net Mechanic
    MetaMend

    ... and for SEO purposes it sounds like it doesn't matter either way.

    But my concern is more about how the two different installs affect WordPress administration.

    Background: I'm about to set up a little non-profit site. They want one main site and several attached sites for various committees that will require a lot of public interaction.

    I'd like to set it so as to minimize future headaches in maintaining it. I'll have sitemaps for each of the little committee blogs as well as the main site.

    Thank you for any and all opinions, I really appreciate it!

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have set up WP both in subdomains and subfolders and, to be honest, I don't see any difference in "WP administration".
    You login the same way to both. You do everything in the same way in the admin panel.

    Based on questions here in the forum the only problem I have noticed was with the "redirected" subdomains.

  3. RosieMBanks
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks, Moshu!

  4. tajomoore
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Sub-domains will give you a slight edge in SEO. That's what I hear from people smarter than me.

  5. mjesales
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'd do it with sub domains if you can without much issue.

    I've done it with folders before - but I ran into a few conflicts with .htaccess rules.

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