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Force sites to live underneath a slug (5 posts)

  1. chrismichaels84
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    So, I have am setting up a subfolder multisite install under a top level domain. There will be a handful of subdomains that only superadmins will create, and we will use domain mapping to point those to the right place. The rest of the child sites will be user created, similar to wordpress.com

    My question: can I force all the user created child sites to live under a specific directory?

    So, I have:
    http://www.example.com/ - Landing Page for primary site
    http://www.example.com/academy - a page for the primary site
    http://www.example.com/sites - A page that has all the blah blah for creating your own site
    http://www.example.com/sites/usersite1
    http://www.example.com/sites/usersite2 -- User created sites that live under the /sites/ slug.

    I know I can use a MultiNetwork plugin, but I feel like that's adding an awful lot of complexity for a relatively simple task.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks

  2. d_random
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I think what you want to do is setup multisite as subdirectories.

  3. It is adding complexity to use a MultiNetwork but by it's nature, you're making a sub subsite, and WP doesn't do that out of the box yet.

  4. chrismichaels84
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Yeah, I'm playing with MultiNetwork plugins, but I'm afraid of the added complexity. I'm not sure if it would be better for performance and scaling to use multiple multisite installs and force them to use the same users tables.

  5. Yeah, that's ... not easy :/ Either way it's complicated.

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