[resolved] Using multisite subdirectories has killed my PR, need to change back, help! (12 posts)

  1. kateM82
    Posted 6 years ago #


    I have been using (and loving) wordpress 3.0 for a few weeks. In the initial set up I select to use subdomains rather than directories, without event thinking that this might effect my inbound links or google PR.

    Before the install my PR was 5, now it's 0. Nothing else about the site has really changed, and from the research I have done any change to your URL can basically undo all the years of good work.

    So long story short I want to change back to the a directories install... and quickly... how do I do this with out completely uninstalling 3.0 and killing the 3 blogs I have been developing to accompany it...


    thanks in advance

    (the website is dropdeadgorgeousdaily.com for reference)

  2. kateM82
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ok, I have changed to this in the config file - define( 'SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL', false );

    And nothing crashed on me, but still don't have my www's back.

  3. kateM82
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ok have now changed it back, because my two blogs I have nearly finished developing would need days more work to fix all the links... is there any domain mapping or something similar I can do to get the www's back?

    (sorry to keep posting Qs in the same post... I am having a bit of a panic).

  4. kateM82
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ok, I have changed it back to 'false' and added the MU domain mapping plugin to fix the problems with the other sites, now just need to fix the www issue... thanks

  5. Go to Super Admin -> Sites and stuff the www in?

    really, the PR doesn't matter much. you're still in search results, yes? Google may see a site with the www as different than one without, because of the way the server is set up.

    you could leave the www part alone and do a redirect in htaccess to tell google that all thsoe www links are now non. it'll sort itself out.

  6. kateM82
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It won't let me add the www in, it's all greyed out?

  7. kateM82
    Posted 6 years ago #

    And also can you please explain exactly what I would need to add in and where in the htaccess to do what you suggested? thanks so much.

  8. I do this:

    # Getting rid of the WWW in front
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.dropdeadgorgeousdaily.com [NC]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://dropdeadgorgeousdaily.com/$1 [L,R=301]

    Put it at the top of the .htaccess file, above the WordPress calls.

  9. kateM82
    Posted 6 years ago #

    thanks ipstenu - is this what the call a 301 redirect (all the google forums said I needed to do that so the crawlers would know it was a permanent move).

  10. Yep, what ipstenu said. ;)

  11. Yeah, see the bit that says [L,R=301]? The R=301 means 'Redirect = 301' :) The L just means 'after this, stop looking for more rules under this condition.

  12. kateM82
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ah of course, perfect, thanks so much :)

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