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Multisite plus sub-sub-folder install q’s (5 posts)

  1. boblet
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey All,

    I’m pretty sure this is ok, but would like to confirm before I try. I’m testing a migration to WP3, which is installed in a sub-sub-folder:
    http://example.com/deeply/nested/wp-admin

    My first question is when enabling multisite, I get Subdirectory install (that’s what I want), then “Server Address: The internet address of your network will be example.com”. Given most ppl (and examples) discuss installing into root or a subdomain, I want to confirm that this won’t do anything outside of my /deeply/nested folder. I’m pretty sure no, but I’d hate to kill whatever’s in root by mistake.

    My second question is a little more complex. Currently the live site I’m migrating is visible as a different (sub-)domain, running of a sibling folder (eg /deeply/nested-folder/), and visible as eg:
    http://my.site.com/wp-admin
    (the domain is just pointed at that folder). My plan is to change where the domain is pointing (/deeply/nested-folder/ to /deeply/nested/) so this folder will become the new live site.

    Currently I’m using pretty URLs, /%category%/%postname%/ and nested categories to create two subsites, which I hope to turn into multisite sites:
    http://my.site.com/blog/…
    http://my.site.com/my/folder/…
    Could someone please tell me if this will cause problems with the “existing WordPress installation” bug that changes permalinks? Would I be better installing WP 3.0.1 fresh and importing the data? (atm I’m using a file copy and duplicated database of the live site’s 2.9 install)

    Thanks for your time

    peace - boblet

  2. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    WP3, which is installed in a sub-sub-folder:

    Wow. Can't you move it at least in sub-folder level? What application is running in root http://example.com/?

    Q1. I want to confirm that this won’t do anything outside of my /deeply/nested folder

    I'm pretty sure it won't "hurt" your other files and folders. Only thing is, this sub-sub-folder would work if only WP single site. Going multisite at that level - never tried it. You might be the first one, a pioneer to test that setup :-)I think it could work if you have HTML site at root and in sub-folder parent of your WP install, but that's just me. Otherwise, all bets are off :-)

    Q2. Currently the live site I’m migrating is visible as a different (sub-)domain, running of a sibling folder

    What do you mean by "running of a sibling folder"?

    Q3. Currently I’m using pretty URLs, /%category%/%postname%/ and nested categories to create two subsites,

    Ok, I'm getting the picture that you have multiple stand-alone WordPress installations in your website and that you now want to use WP 3.0.1 to have a single interface to login and manage those sites. And I assume the reason you want the sub-sub-folder WP installation is because you want to keep page ranking - is it that good?

    At this point, I would venture to say that there's no harm in trying if the sub-sub-folder WP multisite install works. Just backup your server files and database before doing so. Do let us know how it worked out for you.

  3. Given most ppl (and examples) discuss installing into root or a subdomain, I want to confirm that this won’t do anything outside of my /deeply/nested folder. I’m pretty sure no, but I’d hate to kill whatever’s in root by mistake.

    It won't, but if you have WordPress installed at http://domain.com/folder1/folder2/folder3/wordpress then all that will ALWAYS be in your URL.

    If you're cool with that, carry on.

    you have multiple stand-alone WordPress installations in your website and that you now want to use WP 3.0.1 to have a single interface to login and manage those sites.

    You might want to consider turning your main site, the one installed in root now, to Multisite, and then importing the other ones as sub sites?

  4. boblet
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @ipstenu thanks for your help! I read it soon after you posted but am only just replying…

    I tried it and it seems to have worked without destroying anything. Unfortunately my plan was to make sites that included a / in subsite site addresses (e.g. /my/folder/) and I now see that’s not allowed

    Can't you move it at least in sub-folder level?</p>

    Nope — not my server, but keep in mind the main server’s sub-sub-folder maps to a different website’s subdomain, so I guess that does make it installed at root ;)

    What do you mean by "running of a sibling folder"?

    typo — should have been in not of. again that’s the strange server setup; current website (on subdomain) is also running out of a sub-sub-folder on the main server

    You might want to consider turning your main site, the one installed in root now, to Multisite, and then importing the other ones as sub sites?

    again, the main site is not something I have anything to do with, but that’s what I’m doing for this site. Unfortunately because the sites must all be subdirectories I won’t have quite the freedom I hoped with URLs (a /folder/ sub-site is ok, but not a /my/folder/ site). Oh well.

    New question: using /%cateogry%/%postname%/ and nested categories I made a two-site IA;
    /blog/
    /site/2009/

    It’d be nice to split these into two subsites;
    /blog/
    /2009/ (as I can’t use /site/2009/ with multisite)

    Any thoughts on a plan of attack? (I’m leaving it in the too hard basket for the moment ;-)

  5. I tried it and it seems to have worked without destroying anything. Unfortunately my plan was to make sites that included a / in subsite site addresses (e.g. /my/folder/) and I now see that’s not allowed

    Oooh you want to name a site foo/bar

    I know I saw someone do this before... Make the site named foo, just like normal, but then try this.

    Login to your admin site.
    Go to: Super Admin > Sites > Edit
    Scroll down to “Permalink Structure” and add the “/bar” part
    Save

    See if that works.

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