[resolved] Can I abandon or redirect the main site of WP MU? (7 posts)

  1. Dan
    Posted 2 years ago #

    As you know, On a WordPress Multi-Site, the main site has 'blog' on its url b default? (example.com/blog/). And, experts do not support removing that slug.

    However, since m site is a news site and I don't want the slug "blog" on the url, I am considering two things:

    1/Abandon the main site and work on other subsites

    2/Since example.com/blog/ will be empty redirect visitors to that url to another page or something like that.

    Is there a downside to these? (if so, wold you suggest a better option?)

    Thanx in advance.

  2. Liltiger
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, might I suggest going to your wp-config.php file and editing the multisite section to fit your needs.

    /* Multisite */
    define( 'WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);
    define('MULTISITE', true);
    define('SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL', true);
    define('DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', 'example.com');
    define('PATH_CURRENT_SITE', '/');
    define('SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1);
    define('BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1);

  3. Dan
    Posted 2 years ago #

    But what does that editing do?
    I am not having problem with creating subdomains. I want subdirectories and I chose that during install.
    I am okay with that.

  4. Option one is probably easiest. Just make that main site a static front page (a welcome page if you will) with a link to the subsites.

  5. Dan
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanx. How come I didn't think of that!?

    Of course, m first choice was to use the main site as a dynamic front page/home page of the entire website. (using some tool - say "WordPress MU Sitewide Tags" plugin).

    But I am wary of duplicate content issue with search engines.

    So, I will have to settle for a manually created static front page.

  6. WordPress MU Sitewide Tags does not cause a dupe content penalty with Google, because it's actually linking to the 'real' content on the subsite :D

  7. Dan
    Posted 2 years ago #


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