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  • WP Monkey


    I want to install WPMU but not at the root. I would rather install WPMU in a sub-directory (folder) for various reasons. Is this possible?

    The WPMU installation instructions state that you have to install it at the root, but I was wondering if anyone had tried this successfully.

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  • dgilmour


    I did run a subfolder installation that way originally, probably because I didn’t know any better, but moved it around Sep 2011. One factor in this was discovering that domain mapping wasn’t possible with it in a subdirectory; WP has to be installed in the server root for that.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    You can install it in a subfolder, but you will have that subfolder in the name of the URL.

    If you install in, then ALL sites will start and so on.

    And you can’t map domains.

    That is nice to know Ipstenu! That bit of info will come in handy on my next project :-)TY!



    I just did the same thing, and if I understand correctly you can’t use subdomains/domains for your subsites. As far as I can see the installation is working like a charm in the subdirectory.



    Hi – I just did a subfolder MU change on existing WP site…
    deactivated all plugins, but can’t get the MU to work in the Toolbox.
    Also changed to Twenty-theme to make sure everything was kind of default…
    name of the subfolder before change was wp_eric and I didn’t change that, what went wrong?
    Thanks for help,


    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    crienoloog – Make yourself a new topic, all for your self, please.

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