Multisite with existing subfolders (4 posts)

  1. intimez
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Note: not ready to migrate site1 and site2 to multisite (maybe on day?)

    http://www.example.com (new wordpress3.0)
    http://www.example.com/site1 (existing wordpress2.9.2)
    http://www.example.com/site2 (existing wordpress2.9.2)

    Is there way to make it aware that site1 and site2 is not part of multisite without conflicts with new blogs with the same name?

  2. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Go to Super Admin > Options - Registration Settings - Banned Names = names of subdirectory folders with WP installs
    e.g. if you have actual subdirectory sites at http://www.example.com/site1 and http://www.example.com/site2, include site1 and site2 in list of Banned Names

  3. intimez
    Posted 6 years ago #

    @mercime I had thought that banned names = userID or usernames and didn't think it was also applied to subfolders. I will give it a try. Thank you for your reply.

  4. technolife
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi intimez and mercime!

    I was wanting to do the same thing, do my site in wordpress, then for categories which need a more complex CMS use another CMS in that folder, that should work right?
    i.e. wordpress in mysite.com so mysite.com/travel and mysite.com/insurance are just wordpress categories.
    But mysite.com/shopping I want a different CMS in there, is there anything else I have to do? so it doesnt interfere?

    So I presume if mysite.com is a WP blog (with or without multisite), you should be able to run other CMS in mysite.com/cat1 and mysite.com/cat2 right?
    I think this may work on the first / main domain, as if the wordpress install files are physically in the folder which hosts your mysite.com domain, then I can't see why you can't put another cms in folders mysite.com/cat1 etc ... if this is another network blog mapped to that main install with a domain mapping plugin may be more complicated

    P.S. A bit more complex if I would probably like the mysite.com/shopping section to have its own blog at mysite.com/shopping/blog so would really want the Nested Paths for Multisite! any idea how to get this to work


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