Multisite with different subdirectories depths
I am trying to setup wordpress so that I can use it in different subdirectories. The hierarchy would be as follows:
|- blog/ | |- blog1/ | |- blog2/ | |- ... |- community/ |- community1/blog/ |- community2/blog/ |- ...
Only leaves need to have blogs.
So far, I have the blog/ branch working, that’s a simple multisite with subdirectories installed at blog/.
I am now trying to add the community/ branch but as I thought it would be difficult, I first tried to add community/ with the same structure as blog/:
|- community/ |- blog3/ |- blog4/ |- ...
I thought that would be “simple” because it seemed to be the basic setup for multi networks. I have tried using WP Multi-Network without much luck. The installation doc says it simple to setup, but I believe there are some changes to make in the configuration of the server and in wp-config.php that are not explained. I have tried several configurations but none of them worked as expected.
I could find a couple other plugins that seem similar (Network+ and Networks for WordPress) but I believe they mostly work the same way so I heven’t tested them (Network+ seems quite powerful, but I don’t want to buy it if I’m not sure it will do what I want).
One of the issues is to know where to install wordpress… Should it be in blog/ (or community/) or in their common parent? The next one is what needs to be changed in the different config files?
I have tried a lot of combinations but none of them worked. I’m not going into details of my setup because I’ve tried so many things that I don’t even know where I would start…
… And this is only the first part part of problem (which I could live with). Then I’d like to setup community/ as presented at the beginning, which I didn’t manage to do, even on another wordpress install because network sites seem to only work if they are one level below the root. Again, I thought about using multiple networks (one per community with one blog at community*/blog) but since I did not manage to get several networks, I didn’t try any further.
Hoping that someone can help me,
P.S.: Our production server is currently running WP 3.0.5 (debian) so I’m testing mostly for this version but I could use a more recent version if needed.
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