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Where to install? (7 posts)

  1. cjtech
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    follow up to http://wordpress.org/support/topic/are-these-configurations-possible-diagrams-included?replies=3

    my web directory is as follows:

    www.root
    |
    |-client1 (domain.a)
    |
    |-client2 (domain.b)
    |
    |-client3 (no index file at this level)
      |-site1 (no blog) (domain.c)
      |
      |-site2 (domain.d)
        |-.htaccess (for another reason)
        |-index.php
        |-blog
        | |-blog index.php (blog not in MS - installed a while back)
        |
        |-subdir1
        | |-.htaccess (for another reason)
        | |-subdir1 index.php
        | |-subdir1 blog
        |   |-subdir1 blog index.php
        |
        |-subdir2
        | |-.htaccess (for another reason)
        | |-subdir2 index.php
        | |-subdir2 blog
        |   |-subdir2 blog index.php
        .
        .
        .
    .
    .
    .

    The client has a website currently with a blog (client3/site2 above), but wants to be able to add subsites - each with its own blog. Playing around with an MS install in client3/site2/subdir1/blog I am unable to get a client3/site2/subdir2/blog working.
    I cannot install MS in ../subdir1 because that is the main site (which has an htaccess file of its own - as does subdir1 and subdir2 for their index pages) and there is an index.php there (for another reason).
    I don't want to have to use symlinks for subdir2/blog into subdir1/blog/subdir2.blog - because that will start to create a beast in the file structure. However, I will do this if it is the best option.
    I don't want to get involved in editing the htaccess file for each new subsite (htaccess is not my favorite thing - haven't worked with it much) as I don't want it to turn into a behemoth)
    Where would I need to install?
    The only place I see that it could/might be installed is in the http://www.root/client3 directory (on the same level as client3/site1 and client3/site2 directories) as there isn't any accessible files there, however, that places the install outside of the actual domain (domain.d) for client3/site2.
    I need to access the blogs as domain.d/subdir1/blog, domain.d/subdir2/blog, etc.
    Thanks in advance.

  2. Honestly I don't think one BIG network would be the best thing, if you need all those htaccess special rules. I'd be looking at add-on domains in their own subfolders.

  3. cjtech
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    so you are suggesting that it may be best to do a separate WP install for each subsite? If that is the case is there a way to be able for the client to access all blogs from one login?

  4. cjtech
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    also, I was trying to avoid going down the road of subdomains.

  5. Not really an easy way to get cross-access. MAYBE WP Hive.

    But why do you need these '.htaccess (for another reason)'? Can you put it all in one .htaccess at root?

    (add-on domains != subdomains)

  6. cjtech
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just checked WP Hive - no longer being developed and looks like it won't work on latest release of WP. Also looked at a couple of other possibilites along this line but they are longer being developed or supported.

    I am developing something that uses WP as a part of it. The other part uses htaccess as well to handle "pages" similar to WP and could probably be combined into one htaccess, but that is beyond me at present.

    I would just have preferred to have something, in WP, to be able to manage and access multiple WP blogs.

    I think I have to rethink my approach to this situation.

    Thanks all the same.

  7. The other part uses htaccess as well to handle "pages" similar to WP and could probably be combined into one htaccess, but that is beyond me at present.

    Eh. Yeah, Multisite's not really great if you want to have 'more than WP' in subfolders, unless those extra features can be done via WP plugins (like forums as bbPress and so on).

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