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  • I was wondering after installing multisite what is the difference between xyz.domain.com and domain.com/xyz? I have installed multisite on my blue host and domain ect. However it only gives me the option to do xyz.domain.com and not the other, why?

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  • I was wondering after installing multisite what is the difference between xyz.domain.com and domain.com/xyz?

    xyz.domain.com is a site on a standard Multisite installation which has been set up using the “subdomain” option. The site domain.com/xyz is a site on a standard Multisite installation which has been set up using the “subdirectory” option. More on this here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

    If you only have the option to use xyz.domain.com, that suggests you chose the subdomain option. You need to be clear about this, as the subdomain option needs a wildcard DNS record set up for these site to work in the absence of individual subdomain DNS records to match each site name.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

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    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    To clarify, read the very last paragraph here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Before_You_Create_A_Network#WordPress_Settings_Requirements

    You cannot choose Sub-directory Install (for a path-based network) if your existing WordPress installation has been set up for more than a month, due to issues with existing permalinks.

    That said, if you reeeeealy want it, and you understand what it’ll do to any post URLs in your main site, change the wp-config.php to ‘subdomain’ of ‘false’ when you’re activating the network. It works.

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