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WPMU & Joomla in same root dir? (6 posts)

  1. celius
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I've installed joomla on root. And I installed WPMU in /blog/
    and now users who sign up for a blog get when i want them to get

    I tried to copy WPMU to the root dir, and changed a couple of files i though was in controll of what dir it was in. But i didn't get it to work. Before trying again I'm going to gather some information.

    Anyone tried to get these two running in the same root?

    In it says something about going to admin options in your blog and changing the wordpress and blog url to match the new folder after you move it. Can i type in a filename here aswell? Like renaming index.php from wordpress to indexblog.php - and it can run in the same directory?

  2. FidelGonzales
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I've been looking into the same situation, as I have that is Joomla. I want to install WPMU and am not sure whether to install in subdirectory or subdomain. I'd prefer a subdomain, as in But, I want the blogs to be I'm curious as to how to make this happen or what the best plan of attack would be. Thanks.

  3. hhberthelsen
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Well, I don't think this is a problem at all. If you're using Apache as webserver and has DNS entries for "", "" and "*" you just:
    - install Joomla in the directory that Apache have configured for ""
    - and install WPmu in the directory that Apache have configured for "" and "*"

    If you further needs to use a special subdomain for eg a forum, you just make a new DNS entry for "" and configure the Apache directory according to that.

    If you're using a shared host, then it might get a bit more complicated, depending on your hosts support for VHOST.

  4. FidelGonzales
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Hmmmm. Very interesting. Never even consider such a trick. I'll have to give it some thought as it sounds like a viable solution. As it stands now, I'm considering running Gallery2, WordPress MU, Joomla 1.0 (Virtuemart/JReviews/Bookmarks/DocMan), Simple Machines Forum (SMF). I was initially going to integrate them through Joomla as the framework, but since the Joomla 1.5 fork and the fact that the SMF integration is no longer active and was very buggy to begin with, I'm considering piping that through the more stable and easier to manage WPMU. Joomla will also integrate its user base through WPMU. As for Gallery2, that will easily go either through WPMU or Joomla. While I am used to having it integrated through Joomla, Gallery2 may work better integrated through WPMU, as WPMU appears to be headed in a more solid development direction and appears to have an easier integration through its plugins.

    In theory, this ought to work. The remaining question was the domain and/or directory each was to be located in. Your suggestion is very logical and appears to be a highly viable solution.

    JOOMLA -
    DOCMAN -
    GALLERY2 -
    SMF -

    If this combination works well, I'll replicate it as a default install and load it onto 10-plus other domains I have saved up. I'll keep you posted.


  5. hhberthelsen
    Posted 15 years ago #

    OpenSource is great - just pick a package and use it :-D

    And yes, I have similar thoughts about how to solve multi purposes with different packages. Though I'm more into WP (as CMS), Plogger (as gallery) and phpBBB3 (as forum).

    My major challenge is the user-integration part, as LDAP should be the road ahead, but unfortunately seems to be only semi-supported by many OpenSource packages. Sometimes you're in luck if eg a university uses the packages, as they have interest in LDAP support - but mostly it seems as a missing link, how to integrate users between the different packages.

    Well, re your setup:
    - as long as you're using sub-directory, it's a no brainer, as long as the different packages have no conflict in the directory names (but then you can just rename it, of course)
    - re the use of sub-domains, it's almost like a "decission tree": if you have explicit DNS names for sub-domains that will be used, otherwise the "wildcard" is used. And an Apache setup with VHOST, perfectly support this.

    .. but of course most configurable on a Dedicated Private Server or similar!

  6. FidelGonzales
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Plogger definitely looks cool. It may not have the extensive features that Gallery2 has, but then again, it doesn't appear to be as bloated and snaps to attention quickly in the demo. About the only concerns would be that Plogger does not have the e-commerce applications that Gallery2 has and does not integrate with Joomla. I'll be loading an install nonetheless to check it out.

    PHPBB3 looks nice, but compared to SMF, PHPBB3 is an administrator's nightmare. Not only is it a hassle performing admin tasks, but PHPBB is highly prone to invasion by hackers.

    While I have several dedicated servers that I run, I'm building this site on GoDaddy shared, and because of this, there are DNS limitations that will not allow this, as per several attempts and one final indirect discussion with a top admin.

    I'll give it another shot using some other method and check back thereafter.

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  • Started 16 years ago by celius
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