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where should i put WPMU files for a subdomain based install (4 posts)

  1. anabelle
    Posted 17 years ago #

    I tried installing MU from but when i create a new blog its adress is wich doesn't make any sense.

    Where should i run the installation from so that each blog ends up being ?

  2. anabelle
    Posted 17 years ago #

    i now tried puting filesin and now each blogs ends up being

    Im worried that if i put files in my root, index.php will be replaces by the one in MU please help me.... this is an EASY question...

  3. drmike
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Been much discussed here in the forums as well. Much discussed. It's also point #3 on the installation instructions:

    For userblog.mydomain.tld to work, you have to install the files into the root of teh domain. You can not install them into a subdirectory or a subdomain. WPMu uses that as the root of the install and makes it's blogs off of that. if you install it into a subdirectory, then the blogs have to be subdirectories off of that. If you install it into a subdomain, you have to do subdomains off of the subdomain (which will cause DNS issues for a large percentage of your visitors and many search engines) or subdirectories off of that subdomain.

    What you can do though is WPMu will detect a home.php file located within the home theme. Use your current index.php file as your new theme's home.php file and it will display.

    Hope this helps,

  4. anabelle
    Posted 17 years ago #

    Still not totally clear, Icurrently have a website running at, if i upload mu to the root, index.php willbe overwritten. Or if i dont overwrite it, mu wont work. right?

    can i change index.php to blogs.php?

    ill try the home.php but i dont quite get it, sorry, im not very good with english.

    should i rename my actual index.php to home.php andput itin the default theme folder?


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