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  • Resolved edesmaris


    Hello there,

    I’ve installed a multisite using “subfolder” option.
    I have a main site which is linked to a secondary blog.

    I installed wordpress in a folder which is not at the root of my domain. I set all needed to have the multisite function in wp and everything was fine.

    For the exemple, the path for the main site is : “”.
    and the second one is

    Now the developpement is finished, I want to remove the string “myWordpressFolder” from the url and have then :
    “” for the main site and
    “” for the second blog.

    The problem is… I’ve tried the method of copiyng the index.php (with the change expected in the require ('./myWordpressFolder/wp-blog-header.php'); line, copy the .htacces at the root of the domain. But when I want to change the Blog url, I can’t change this in the General settings, I can read a line in the “Modification” page options of the main site but this one is in grey.

    I supposed it should be changed with the database but which line should I change ? I tried in the wp_options table (‘home’, ‘siteurl’) field by removing the string “myWordpressFolder” but that don’t fix the problem.

    Could someone give me some help please…. ?
    Thanks in advance and sorry for my english. Tell me if you don’t understand anything !

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  • Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    The problem is… I’ve tried the method of copiyng the index.php

    You cannot do this with a multisite install.

    If you do not want the foldername appearing in the URL string of the sites, you *must* move the whole installation up a folder, and fix the URLS in the db.

    Or reinstall in that folder.

    Thanks for your reply…

    So there is no possibilities to have a multi site configuration installed in a subfolder (not in the root of the domain) and have a rewritting url after ?

    If not I will choose the move folder metghod I think. Is there a simple way to update the url in the database ?

    I decided to move the files to the root of my domain and tried to change the url in the database (Iv’e checked every fields).

    One problem persist concerning the plug-in.

    For example I uninstall the plug-in WPDBManager. I re-install it.
    In the plug-in page, I have the following sentence :

    “Your backup folder MIGHT be visible to the public”
    To correct this issue, move the .htaccess file from wp-content/plugins/wp-dbmanager to /blablabla/ddbName/www/myWordpressFolder/wp-content/backup-db” knowing that “myWordpressFolder” is the name where wordpress was installed before but not anymore.

    So I had 2 questions :

    – Is there any SQL query to check if the string “myWordpressFolder” is still somewhere in the db ?
    – Is there in wordpress a cache process which keep old informations ?

    Thanks again for your help…

    I think the next step for me is the hanging. So if you want to save the life of someone today you know what you have to do…

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Yeah, just do a search on your database via phpMyAdmin or whatever you have. Same as any SQL query.

    Hihi… I’m sorry but someone could give me the good syntaxe to find a specific string in a whole db (i’m using phpMyAdmin) ?
    I searched on the web but I didn’t find it !

    Sorry, it should be obvious for them who know !

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Hey, you just save the life of someone.
    Many many thanks firends. After long hours to test and triying to understand everything, my problem is fixed !
    Tanks again !

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