[Resolved] WP 3.0 Network (multi-site) with sites outside base directory?
I’ve been testing out WP 3.0 beta1’s Network feature (aka multi-sites), which is great and definitely works as advertised as far as I’ve found!
I know this would likely be considered non-standard usage, but I’m wondering if it’s possible to use this feature to create sites that exist outside of the /wp/ base directory’s hierarchy. In other words, is the following directory structure possible?:
- example.com/wp/ (actual WP install dir)
- example.com/example/ (a child WP site)
- example.com/some/other/dir/ (2nd child site)
I’ve been successfully using the Virtual Multiblog tool for the past couple of years to do exactly that, but would love a better built-in ‘core’ option. I’ve come tantalizingly close using .htaccess rewrites and fiddling with the Network settings, but I gather this is a use case that’s not really intended? Anyone know if this is patently a BAD IDEA™ that I shouldn’t pursue further? (I haven’t tested Virtual Multiblog with WP 3.0 yet, I hope it still works…!)
FWIW, the ‘Path’ setting under Super Admin > Sites > Edit Site lets you specify a path that’s outside the WordPress install directory, but I’m not sure what that means exactly (the WP admin screen doesn’t indicate that there’s anything wrong with doing that — no error messages — but I’ve yet to get it to work like I’ve described above).
Thanks much for any insight!
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