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  • Hi, here’s my situation:

    • I have a domain with wordpress installed in my blog directory (“www.domain.com/blog/”)
    • I want to create two more wordpress directories: (“www.domain.com/site1/” and (“www.domain.com/site2/”)
    • I already upgraded the wordpress backend on my blog directory with network settings from WP v3.2.1

    Question:

    • How do I create the other two sites on the network through the network settings? It seems I can only make new sites within the ‘/blog/’ directory. So instead of “www.domain.com/site1/”, I can only seem to make “www.domain.com/blog/site1”. I prefer not to have ‘blog’ in the URL.
    • I assume that I could’ve installed the network on the main domain instead of the blog directory, but I already have site pages established on it and I didn’t want to clutter up the root folder.
    • Should I instead just install separate instances of wordpress files on my preferred sub-directory folders? How would I link them all together on the dashboard?
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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    You can’t if WP is installed in a folder.

    http://www.expample.com/blog means ALL your sites will start with that (so you get example.com/blog/site2 and so on).

    No, there’s no workaround.

    Move it to the main folder.

    If he moved it to the root, would he (or I for that matter) be able to create a new site with the /blog/site1 ability, or would it have to be /site1/ ?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    Possibly. You would have to go into each site and manually add blog to the URL slug, and I’m not sure how that would work, since the subdirectory install slaps /blog/ onto all posts by the first blog in a sub-dir install (i.e. example.com/blog/2011/09/01/foobar/ )

    Yipes. It looks like I’ll have to create a new network that answers on a subdomain and then creates subfolders underneath ie blogs.site.com/site1/ – Sounds messy. Thanks.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    If you install in blogs.site.com then all your sites will be blogs.site.com/site1 and so on.

    However your FIRST site, blogs.site.com, will still use URLs like blogs.site.com/blog/2011/09/01/foobar/

    I’m OK with that. Will edit the permalink structure for that one site, as it’s just going to be a placeholder of the active sites underneath it.

    I have a subdir setup right now site.com/ main, another site at site.com/articles etc, and have a successful implementation of site.com/blogs/userblog1 etc, however site.com/blogs/ comes up blank due to having to rewrite my .htaccess with a new base for the other subnetwork. If I could fix that I would have to skip all this nonsense.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    You can’t remove /blog/ slug from the main site of a subdirectory install. Only posts use it, though, so if it’s a placeholder, you’re fine.

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